Two people were killed and an unknown number of livestock stolen in the latest banditry attack in Cheptulel area along the West Pokot – Elgeyo Marakwet border.
Local leaders are now demanding the withdrawal of Kenya Police Reservists and immediate forcible disarmament by the government.
Police said the two people who were killed on Friday in an attack marking the latest such incident.
It comes ahead of the planned reopening of schools next week amid fears many may not resume due to insecurity.
Kacheliba MP Titus Lotee said many schools may not open as planned due to insecurity.
Sigor MP Peter Lochakapong demanded the immediate withdrawal of the National Police Reservists (NPR) and want the Ministry of Interior to begin an operation to fish for illegal firearms.
The leaders also want interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to collaborate with them in efforts to find lasting peace in the area.
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto and his Pokot South MP David Pkosing counterpart said the situation may worsen if the issue is not addressed immediately.
The National Police Service said Thursday adequate measures have been put in place to ensure that schools in the North Rift reopen.
Every school in the volatile areas has been assigned 10 armed National Police reservists in addition to regular police patrols.
Rift Regional police commander Tom Odero said they have put in place measures to address the menace of insecurity.
“The area is generally pacified and conducive for school opening and normal business activities,” Odero said.
Some of the schools in the area had been closed due to insecurity. President William Ruto had ordered the security situation to be addressed and schools to be reopened.
On Thursday, Odero led a combined operation within Baringo County, specifically Chemorongion, Kapindasum, Mukutani and Arabic areas.
The areas generally have poor road and communication networks which pose a challenge to the multi-agency team.
To further contain the menace of banditry and cattle rustling, additional 200 NPRs are being vetted and the process is at an advanced stage.