Two people were on Monday night killed in the latest bandit attack in the Poraa area, Samburu County.
The bandits stole about 30 heads of cattle during the incident.
Police said the first victim was a 17-year-old herder who was shot as he drove the animals to their home while the second one was hit as a group went to pick up the body.
The attackers escaped the scene with the animals.
The attack comes days after a tough talk by Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki who visited the area over the weekend.
Residents are now living in fear as they peg their hope on the promise by the government to find a working strategy to weed out the bandits.
Up to 279 people were killed in different cattle rustling-related incidents in the country in 2022.
A police report indicates 32 police officers were also killed in the incidents.
And as part of efforts to address the menace, a new commander for the National Police Reservists was last week named in fresh efforts to revamp the unit and bolster operations in cattle rustling-prone areas.
Former Eastern Regional Police Commander Ronald Opili was tasked to take over the new unit consisting of more than 10,000 personnel.