There was shock and disbelief in Lethe area of Arabia Ward in Mandera East constituency when graves were discovered with 12 bodies including that of a woman.
The graves were discovered by herdsmen who were taking care of the flock, sparking fear that more could be existing within the area.
There are theories explaining the existence of the graves, with many people arguing they might have resulted from Police extra judicial killings. There is evidence the police have been battling Al-Shabaab in the area but it has not been established whether they were involved in the killings.
The Police, through Police Spokesman Charles Owino, have denied allegations that they were involved in the killings.