Kakamega High players pose for a photo in a past action, Photo Courtesy/Kakamega High.

Kakamega edge Koyonzo to retain County 15s title


Kakamega High have retained the Kakamega County Secondary School Rugby 15s title after edging resilient Koyonzo 6-3 in a closely contested final played at St Peters Mumias Grounds on Saturday 7 March.

The Barbarians staged a comeback to beat Koyonzo in what was a repeat of last year’s county, regional and Prescott final. The East African champions found themselves behind after Emmanuel Oketch drilled in a drop goal to hand Koyonzo a 3-0 lead which they held on till halftime.

After the breather, Kakamega came back stronger and they levelled the scores after Wilberforce Ayiecha drilled in a penalty. Minutes later Philip Okeyo gave Kakamega the lead after he added three more points. It was after his drop goal attempt hit the target.

Gabriel Otieno was yellow-carded after a high tackle but Kakamega stood tall despite being a man down and emerged winners. The two sides are expected to represent the County in the regional games.

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Kakamega County Schools 15s results


Kakamega 6-3 Koyonzo

Third place 

St Peters 23-3 Kivaywa


Kakamega 20-0 St Peters

Koyonzo 29-0 Kivaywa

Wednesday 4 March

Ingotse 0-8 Mukumu

Thursday 5 March 

Kilimani 0-34 Koyonzo

Makhokho 5-12 Lubinu

Kakamega 53-0 Lugari

Malava 0-15 Mwihila

Kilimani 59-0 Ingotse

St Peters vs Butere

Makhokho 7-12 Lugari

Kakamega 36-0 Lubinu

St Joseph Mwihila

Kivaywa vs Butere

Malava  St Joseph

St Peters 20-8 Kivaywa

Mukumu vs Kilimani

Makhokho 0-64 Kakamega

Ingotse 0-59 Koyonzo

Lubinu 3-3 Lugari

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