Top Fry Nakuru started their campaign with a 26-11 home win over Mwamba at the Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 5 November 2016.
It was a close match, the visitors going 6-0 up through former Kenya Sevens international Lavin Asego’s two successive penalties after a string of Nakuru offences saw them penalized by center referee Gareth Crawford.
Nakuru would settle into a rhythm, putting Mwamba on the ropes, drawing their first points from Geoff Ominde’s boot, halving Mwamba’s lead in the process. A second Ominde penalty saw the teams tied at 6-6 before Gramwell Bunyasi went over for the game’s first try, Nakuru going 11-6 up.
Asego would limp off injured moments later, and it was double misery for the visitors after conceding a penalty try, Ominde adding the extras to give Nakuru an 18-6 lead at half time.
Ominde’s third penalty and Edwin Okemwa’s unconverted try saw the hosts go 26-6 up before Collins Injera landed a sole try for Mwamba.