One person was killed in Wargadud Ward, Mandera County while several others were injured in a row over the construction of a water pan.
The skirmishes between two rival clans resulted in the discontinuation of the project that was expected to minimize water shortage in the area.
Wargadud Ward MCA Abdullahi Noor, who recorded a statement over the incident at the Mandera Police Station, appealed for calm.
The MCA said the project by the county government was meant to benefit all residents regardless of clan affiliations.
Mandera East Director of criminal investigations Benard Kigen said three people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
He said the two clans disagreed over the area the dam was to be dug leading to the fighting.
Mr. Kigen clarified that the fighting was not an inter-clan flare up but competition over resources.
The detective said area leaders have been tasked to end the fighting otherwise the project will be implemented elsewhere.
The Garre and Degodia have been fighting over control of resources within the county since devolution.