Kenyans pointed fingers at government security forces after news broke that a mass grave was discovered in the country's northeast.

On Sunday, local media reported that a herdsman in Mandera county, near the Kenya-Somalia border, came across 12 bodies in shallow grave.

According to witnesses, one of the victims was taken from her workplace by people identifying themselves as police, in a car followed by military vehicles.

Local politicians accuse Kenyan security forces of abducting residents and are calling for an investigation. Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit have targeted Somali Muslims in the country in response to recent attacks by the Somalia-based armed group al-Shabab.

Kenya Defence Forces denied involvement in the mass grave.

Many on Twitter responded with #StopKillingSomalis: