The launch of Kenya's project to relocate about one million people from Africa's biggest slum has provoked mixed feelings in the country.
Some Kibera dwellers were so keen to leave, they took any transport they could get.
Many left for the promise of new apartment blocks with sewerage systems and electricity for the first time in their lives.
And Prime Minister Raila Odinga led the way, officially launching the start of the slum clearance.
All over the area slum-dwellers were gathering up their belongings and heading to the newly built blocks of flats, barely 500m away.
Although the new blocks have many mod-cons, some slum-dwellers say they would prefer to stay in Kibera.
They say the government should allow them to build permanent homes on the slum site.
Just 300 families have so far moved out. It could be five years before the last shanty-town shack closes its doors. (Photos Peter Njoroge and Jonathan Mwangi)