Two people were killed during an attack at Ngare Narok village in Laikipa North after suspected bandits raided the area.
Three other persons among them a former police reservist were left with serious wounds and are recuperating at Nyahururu County and Referral Hospital.
Residents say that the raiders stormed the village at around 4 am and raided three homesteads before disappearing into the nearby Laikipia Nature Conservancy, a ranch known as the hiding Haven.
A fierce shoot out ensued between the bandits and the National Police Reservists who had joined in the search.
Speaking while receiving treatment at the Nyahururu County Hospital, James Kosgei and Lokum Name recounted how they engaged the bandits in a fierce shoot out as they made frantic efforts to recover the stolen animals.