A father and his son were Sunday morning killed when suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked a vehicle between Jabibar and Bamboo in Mandera North, police said.
Witnesses said the two were driving in a Landcruiser when the attack happened on the Rhamo-Elwak road.
Three other passengers on board were Injured in the attack.
Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha confirmed the incident and added a reinforcement had been sent to the area to pursue the attackers.
Locals said the gang was after the vehicle for use in Somalia where they are facing pressure from the local administration.
The three who were injured included National police reservists attached to Jabibar police post.
Witnesses said the gang opened fire on the speeding car after the driver refused to stop.
The area is near the Kenya-Somalia border and is facing constant attacks from terrorists.
This comes days after the terrorists stole a four-wheel drive car belonging to a Mandera resident.
The vehicle was rented by a local agency -Action Against Hunger- operating in Takaba for a medical campaign and was attacked between the Elram and Falama areas south of Mandera when it was robbed off on December 8, 2022.
It was hijacked with one occupant on board while transporting the measles vaccine to Falama health center in Mandera South, police and locals said.
Other officials said the vehicle left Kotulo and was to transport measles vaccine and food supplements called plumpy nuts or Malado to Gesrebki Teno village of Falama Sublocation, Garsesala Location across all the facilities in the area ahead of a planned vaccination exercise that shall kick off Friday, December 9.
The driver who was on board the car is missing, police said.