The families said that they had opted to move out early to avoid confrontations with Kenya Forest Service officials.
They said that they are law-abiding citizens and wanted to honor the government directive to move out of the forest.
A section of Rift Valley leaders has called on the government to consider resettling the Mau evictees.
Families living beyond the cutline were asked to move so as to pave way for fencing off and restoration of the water tower.
At least 4,000 officers have been deployed in preparations for the second phase of the evictions in Nkareta areas in Narok County.