Notorious ‘Confirm Gang’ Ringleader Arrested In Nakuru

Deco's arrest comes just a fortnight after four suspected members of his criminal organization were gunned down by police in Barut, Nakuru West Sub-county.

Dickson Macharia alias Deco after his arrest on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. photo courtesy

The ringleader of the Nakuru-based ‘Confirm’ gang has been arrested as police intensify a crackdown on the group believed to be behind a spate of armed robberies and other crimes in the city.

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.

“We arrested him with one sack of bhang, opium, heroin and mobile phones,” Mr Mwanzo said.

Some of the Items police recovered from the suspect

Authorities believe the ‘Confirm gang’ is responsible for a recent rash of criminal activity in the city, including robberies, attacks, and murders.

The police crackdown on the notorious gang was stepped up about two months ago after they went on a killing spree that left six women dead.

Deco’s arrest comes just a fortnight after four suspected members of his criminal organization were gunned down by police in Barut, Nakuru West Sub-county.

Two days before the four suspected gang members were killed by police, a couple of beheaded bodies were discovered in the area, and it was highly suspected that they were the work of the dreaded gang.

Mwanzo stated that after police tightened their grip on criminal activities in the region, criminal gangs, including one known as Nyuki, relocated to the villages.

Residents of Nakuru City had been living in fear of the gang, and the government had to intervene to restore order.

At least 140 members of the gang have been arrested since the crackdown, and 5 of them are facing murder charges, as they are suspected to have been behind the murders of the women in Mawanga.