“Two police officers have been killed. They were on patrol when gunmen shot at them and fled,” a senior police officer who visited the scene said.
“Their guns were taken … we suspect Shabaab militia,” he added, referring to Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked fighters.
Area police chief chief Philip Tuimur confirmed the incident but did not elaborate.
Last weekend, an ambush on Kenyan police left 42 officers dead as they hunted cattle thieves in Baragoi, a remote district in Kenya’s arid north. It was the deadly ever attack on the police.
Kenya has suffered a wave of grenade and gun attacks, often blamed on Shabaab sympathisers and sometimes aimed at police targets, since its army went into Somalia last year to flush out the Islamist fighters.