Families spend night in the cold following demolitions in Ruai

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Over 100 families living in a disputed land in Ruai, Nairobi, were on Friday forced to spend the night in the cold after their houses were demolished.

Some of the affected families said bulldozers arrived in the area around 9pm and they were ordered out of their houses.

A majority of them, who said they rely on menial jobs to earn a living, are now calling upon the government to relocate them as they have nowhere else to go.

The demolitions began late last month as the government sought to reclaim a disputed 3000-acre piece of land to pave way for expansion of the Dandora Sewerage Plant.