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Kenya rips down shoddy buildings after collapse

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>> A shower of rubble, these Nairobi buildings deemed unfit by the Kenyan authorities. The families living here forced to find shelter elsewhere. The government is eager to avoid further catastrophe following a six story collapse earlier this month. 51 people were killed when heavy rains caused walls to crumble.
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Over 250 buildings in many poor areas have been identified as at risk. Reuters reporter John Nadizo watched the first destruction.
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Today marks the end of a seven day grace period that was issued by the National Construction Authority for the tenants to vacate the premises and find an alternative place to stay.
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Many of the tenants have been able to do so, but what you see behind me are some of the few families that are yet to vacate, are in the process of gathering their belongings and vacating the building.>> Residents of a condemned building nearby moving their belongings as thousands are forced to find new homes.
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> We agree to vacate but some people don't have money to move to new houses. Others had already paid school fees for their children, so they don't have money to move. But, we were hurried off and had no option but to obey. There are others who are now living out in the cold.
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>> Nairobi is already struggling to keep pace with its growing population. Forced eviction's only likely to exacerbate the problem.