Despite playing out to a 19-19 draw away at Menengai Oilers, Strathmore Leos managed to rise from the bottom of the Kenya Cup standings for the first time this season.
The university side,which is still winless after seven attempts, now occupies 11th position on six points.
Mean Machine’s heavy loss to Kenya Harlequin saw them drop to the basement of the log.
The University of Nairobi team is on 5 points.
At the opposite end, Kabras Sugar consolidated their lead with a clinical 42-5 annihilation of Nondescripts as Mwamba’s impressive run of form saw them rise to fourth.
Meanwhile, Impala Saracens’ free fall continues as the Ngong Road club, which has lost three back-to-back fixtures now occupies sixth position with 19 points.
Menengai Oilers are 10th while defending champions KCB continue to keep the chase on Kabras at second position.