Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai together with the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti are today, June 29, 2022, expected to hold a security meeting with the Security Committee in the Rift Valley region following a rise in criminal cases in the area.
The meeting comes after reports of attacks against women by suspected members of the 'Confirm' gang in Nakuru.
Matiang’i and his security team are expected to hold a meeting with the public in Mawanga, Bahati Sub-county.
Rift Valley Regional Commander Mohamed Maalim has said the leaders and sponsors of the gang have already been identified and are being pursued.
“The ring leader who has been coordinating the 'Confirm' gang has already been identified. There is also someone who has been giving finances to them including renting houses for them. We have established who they are and we are looking for them,” Maalim stated.
The police boss also revealed that DCI officers are hunting for drug barons linked to the gang.
“There is a connection between drugs and the ‘Confirm' gang. The drug barons have been using them as their peddlers. The main suspects in Kivumbini and Bondeni are known people,” Maalim added.
Nakuru West MP speaks
Meanwhile, Nakuru West Mp Samuel Arama has dismissed claims that he recorded a statement regarding insecurity in the area.
“We normally walk and I might have come to do my own business with the government. Mawanga is not in Nakuru West and I just came here and found my colleagues. I know people are speculating but I really can’t tell if there are criminals in my constituency, that is the work of security officers,” Arama said.
Nakuru was one of the towns with the highest number of criminal cases in the past years.
Between 1993-1997, Gerald Wambugu alias Wanugu, Anthony Ngugi alias Wacucu, and Bernard Matheri alias Rasta were known for their criminal activities in Nairobi and Nakuru Counties before Wanugu was killed by the police in Kabatini, Bahati Sub-County in 1996.
As part of efforts to get rid of the new gang and find a lasting solution, Maalim stated that the police had identified several hotspots in Nakuru North, East, and West where police have since been deployed.