NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 – KCB RFC mauled bitter rivals Nakuru 33-3 to go top of the Kenya Cup standings after round three of the matches played on Saturday.
KCB opened the scoring through Darwin Mukidza’s penalty before Peter Karia landed an unconverted try off a rolling maul to take the score to 8-0. Mukidza would then convert Oliver Mang’eni’s try for a 15-0 lead at the interval.
Mukidza and Nakuru’s Henry Ayah traded penalties, the scores 18-3 at this point before the bankers landed further tries, first from Nick Ongeri and Collins Wanjala before Mukidza sealed the result with a late try at the corner, this result KCB’s first Kenya Cup win over Nakuru since 2011.
In Kakamega, defending champions Kabras Sugar beat a star-studded Mwamba 20-11 to maintain their perfect start.
Kabras enjoyed much possession in the early minutes and their efforts bore fruits in the 23rd minute when Ivan Kirabu popped over a penalty from the halfway line. Mwamba drew even minutes through a George Mutuku penalty.
Kabras regained the lead early in the second half through Kirabo’s penalty but Mutuku leveled for Kulqbu from the tee.
The introduction of Kenyan internationals Dan Sikuta, Edwins Achayo and Nick Baraza paid dividends for Kabras as they went for try searching adventures a number of times, coming out successful on two occasions. Nick Baraza Shrugged the Mwamba defence to barge over on the left corner.
Mwamba consolation try was scored by Bridgen Anditi with Collins Injera kicking in the ensuing conversion.
In Nairobi, Impala Saracens came from behind to overcome Strathmore Leos 24-12 at their Impala Club backyard.
Strathmore scored two tries while Impala had a penalty try and three tries as well a conversion to seal the win.
Elkeans Musonye and Adrian Opondo scored for Leos as Quinto Oongo, George Okowa, Kevin Ochami and captain Duncan Ekasi touched down for the Impala.
In other results Kenya Harlequin were 31-24 winners over Homeboyz, Nondescripts thrashed Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad 29-11while Western Bull’s thumped University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine 23-5.
-Additional report from Kenya Cup website and Raga House-