• His arrest comes two weeks after police shot and killed four suspected members of the gang.
• Over 140 members of the group have been arrested to date since the crackdown was ordered by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i late June.
The ringleader of the 'Confirm gang' has been arrested in Nakuru. In a coordinated operation on Wednesday, officers captured Dickson Macharia Waithera, aka Deco.
The organization is thought to be responsible for a number of murders and crimes in Nakuru. Following the death of six women more than two months ago, a crackdown against members of the feared gang was stepped up.
Four alleged members of the murderous gang were shot dead by police two weeks ago in Barut, Nakuru West.
Their killing game days after two people were beheaded in the area by suspected members of the notorious Confirm gang.
Nakuru police commander Peter Mwanzo said the suspects were shot after some young men were spotted waylaying people on the roadside.
"The men tried to attack the uninformed officers. The police fired in the air but the men tried attacking the officers, while they (gang) raised an alarm calling for reinforcement from other gang members,” Mwanzo said.
The police boss who led Deco's arrest on Wednesday said then that criminal gangs including one known as Nyuki had relocated to the villages after intensified police crackdowns against their members.
Over 140 members of the group have been arrested to date since the crackdown was ordered by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i late June.