About 200 heavily armed police officers kept vigil as the bulldozers reduced the houses to rubble in the morning on Wednesday last week.
Most of the demolished property at Nairobi South Hill estate belonged to the Government and housed civil servants and employees of City Hall.
According to Kilimani Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Johane Chebii, the houses were on a land that belonged to a private developer.
The private developer allegedly bought the expansive land and obtained court orders to evict the residents before seeking security from the police.
But synonymous to other recent mass evictions in Syokimau, Eastleigh, Kyang’ombe and Masai village, the residents claimed there was no notice before demolition.
Recently, tension gripped Embakasi after hundreds of families were threatened with eviction from over 400 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) houses.
Confusion reigned as some tenants started to remove their belongings from the houses as others vowed to stay put.
Heavily armed police officers cordoned off the over 400 houses and ordered tenants to remove their belongings sparking protests.
?According to the report by Hakijamii titled Assessment of the Realization of the Right to Housing in Kenya 2009-2010, forced mass evictions are among nightmares in urban areas.