Menengai Oilers won the Nakuru Derby, barely just, edging rivals Nakuru 25-18 at the Nakuru Showground as the Kenya Cup resumed on Saturday 7 January 2023 after breaking for the Christmas and New Year holiday.
Over in Madaraka, Mwamba rallied from a 7-17 deficit to defeat hosts Strathmore Leos 27-20 in a thriller a minute encounter that was headed for a draw, the two sides locked at 20-20 until Chrispine Onyango pounced on a loose ball late in the game to score a converted try for Mwamba that sealed the win and inflicted further pain on the Leos.
Mean Machine won the bottom of the table clash, just edging Masinde Muliro 24-23 at the University of Nairobi. They led 19-6 at the interval and survived a second half rally from the Kakamega side to claim their first victory of the campaign.
Kenya Harlequins maintained their push for the playoffs, steamrolling hosts Catholic Monks 45-15 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Lang’ata.
KCB had defeated Blak Blad 24-3 in the early kickoff while the match between Kabras Sugar and Homeboyz was postponed.