Two Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were on Wednesday evening shot dead and others injured after an ambush by suspected bandits in Laikipia Nature Conservancy.
The soldiers are said to have been digging a trench meant to prevent stolen livestock from being driven to the troubled conservancy when they were attacked.
Sources said the bandits had only a short while earlier attempted to attack the GSU base and engaged the officers in a fierce gun battle.
The deadly incident happened moments after two GSU officers were killed and a police inspector sustaining gunshot injuries.
The GSU officers were accosted by the bandits a short distance from Kamwenje police base in Laikipia West.
Two GSU officers have been shot dead in a fierce shootout with bandits at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy in Laikipia County.
Seven injured officers have been taken to the hospital for treatment.