The ringleader of the infamous ‘Confirm gang’ that has been terrorising residents of Nakuru has finally been arrested.
The suspect Dickson Macharia Waithera alias Deco was arrested on Wednesday in Nakuru following an operation led by the Nakuru Police Commander Peter Mwanzo and involved a multi-agency team drawn from various law enforcement units.
Authorities believe the ‘Confirm gang’ has been behind the recent spate of criminal activities that range from robberies, attacks and murders in the city.
Police intensified the crackdown on the notorious gang about two months ago after they went on a killing spree that left six women dead.
Deco’s arrest comes just a fortnight after police gunned down four suspected members of his criminal outfit at Barut, Nakuru West Sub-county.
Two days before police shot dead the four suspected gang members, a couple of beheaded bodies turned up in the area and it was highly suspected that it was the handiwork of the dreaded gang.
Mwanzo intimated after police tightened the noose on criminal activities in the region, criminal gangs including another one known as Nyuki moved to the villages
Residents of Nakuru City have lived in fear of the gang and the government had to intervene to bring calm to the area.