•Rift Valley Regional Commissioner, Maalim Mohamed said some leaders have been extensively named in relation to the criminal gangs.
•The RC said Arama was called to talk about what he knows about the criminal gangs while Gikaria was summoned because he has been mentioned by residents in relation to the growing criminal wave.
Rift Valley regional commissioner Maalim Mohammed on Tuesday said a crackdown in Nakuru led to the arrest of 128 suspected criminals and the recovery of stolen items.
Two Nakuru City MPs were Tuesday summoned and grilled for several hours at the County Directorate Of Criminal Investigation headquarters.
The duo, Nakuru Town East MP, David Gikaria and his Nakuru Town West counterpart, Samuel Arama were questioned in connection with criminal gangs that have been terrorizing residents for years now.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohamed said some leaders have been extensively named in relation to the criminal gangs.
The RC said Arama was called to talk about what he knows about the criminal gangs.
Gikaria, according to Mohamed, was summoned because he has been mentioned by residents in relation to the growing criminal wave.
Mohamed who was accompanied by the Regional Security team during the media briefing said the government will not further the killings of its citizens.
Speaking after Leaving the DCI offices, Arama denied claims that he had been summoned saying that he had just visited the offices.
He dismissed claims that he and his Nakuru Town East MP were funding the criminal gangs.
"I have not funded or supported the criminal gangs in any way, let their investigation and they will have nothing on me," he said.
On his part, Mohamed said 42 gang leaders had been profiled and were being pursued for arrest and prosecution.
"One hundred and twenty-eight gang members have been arrested so far and the swoop will continue to rid Nakuru of crime," he said.
He added that anyone mentioned in connection with the gang will be arrested and charged regardless of their status in their society.
This comes after several women were killed and their bodies burnt in a cultic manner in Mawanga, Ngomongo and Workers areas of Kiamaina in Bahati Sub-county.
Some residents believe the wave is a signal of the gangs extending their tentacles to the rural Nakuru after ruling the City Estates.
Mohamed also displayed hundreds of items recovered from the gangs among them 438 mobile phones, 42 laptops, 10 motorbikes, knives, toy guns, machetes and craw bars.
"The security team is going to seek permission to destroy the exhibits while the motorbikes will be forfeited to the government," he said.
Maalim said Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, Inspector General of Police, Hilary Mutyambai and DCI boss, George Kinoti will visit Nakuru on Wednesday on the same issue of criminal gangs.
The gangs have demarcated the City estates for themselves and are often involved in territory fights which result in deaths and injuries.
The gangs go by the names such as Confirm, Mauki, Gaza, Boston Boys, Jerusalem and WaTZedi.