At least eleven people have been killed by cattle rustlers during an ambush in northern Kenya, police said.
Eight officers, two civilians and a local chief are said to be among the victims of the violence in Turkana County on Saturday.
Members of the National Police Service were pursuing bandits who had earlier raided a village and stolen livestock.
Clashes over livestock and water are common in the area, which is also facing a worsening climate.
The area has been one of the hardest hit in one of the harshest droughts East Africa has seen in four decades.
A fourth season of failed rains has resulted in large numbers of livestock dying and crops failing to grow. END