The three, Aweys Ali, 35, Bishar Hassan, 40, and Nunow Ali, 50, from the Degodia clan, were killed by armed assailants suspected to be from the rival Garre clan at Ogaralle village in Tarbaj sub-county.
The dead were among five labourers who were clearing bushes on a on a 25 kilometre-road linking Wajir and Mandera counties when the assailants attacked.
Tarbaj OCPD Soita Mwanja said the three men were shot at a close range by their attackers believed to be from a rival clan opposed to the road project.
The government is now concern about possible retaliatory attacks which may result in a fresh bloody fighting between the communities who have been living harmoniously since a peace pact was signed a year ago.
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