Three suspects linked to the killing of three people in tribal clashes in Manyatta Kosso Banchalle, Marsabit County on Friday last week will remain in police custody.

Meru Senior Resident Magistrate Evans Mbicha allowed police to hold Mr Galma Galgallo, Jarsao Dika Wario and Diid Galma Galgallo at Laisamis Police Station for 7 more days to allow police to conclude their probe into killings.

The three are accused of killing Halima Roba, Galgallo Roba, and Dahabo Hussein and injuring scores of other people and disappeared before they were arrested on Sunday following a manhunt.

The magistrate declined to release the three on bond after the prosecution said they were neighbours of those killed in the clashes and thus could interfere with ongoing investigations.

In his affidavit, investigating officer Ernest Muia had sought custodial orders of 21 days to complete investigations, saying they needed to reach the witnesses.

The case is expected to be mentioned on 6 June.