Residents of Nyama vIlla in Kayole have been dealt a major blow after the Environment and lands court ruled that the December demolitions were legal.
The Kayole demolitions caused a stir that resulted into businessman Mike Maina and governor Mike Sonko exchanging some words.
Justice Bernard Eboso said that the 2014 ruling that required all those on the piece of land to vacate is still in force.
20 families whose houses were demolished in December 2018 moved to court seeking compensation from Nairobi businessman Mike Maina through his company Muthithi Investment Limited.
The families argue that they were not issued with a notice to vacate the place as should have been.