Besides the eight officers, a local chief and two civilians were also killed in the banditry attack in Turkana East, the National Police Service (NPS) confirmed.
The fallen officers were tracing Pokot bandits who had took control of a village in Turkana East before escaping with unknown number of cattle.
Insecurity is increasing in the region with armed bandits now turning their firearms on police officers.
The attack came barely few hours after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua promised to address the insecurity situation that has now wrecked havoc in the conflict prone area.
Rigathi spoke yesterday during the burial service of the late Baringo Deputy Governor.
The second in command pledged to convene a meeting with leaders from the region to chart the way forward.
President Ruto had earlier said that the Jubilee government's decision to withdraw National Police Reservists (NPR) from bandit-prone areas of the Rift Valley was a plot to punish him.
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