Kakamega High launched their National Rugby 15s campaign with a 27-9 over Kabianga High in a late kick off clash staged at Shimo La Tewa High School at the Coast on Tuesday 09 April.
The Barbarians started off strongly and ran two quick tries. Alvin Mutachi was the first play on the scoresheet with a five-pointer. The 2017 champions missed the conversion attempt.
David Kamau extended the lead for the Western Region giants and for the second time, the side missed the chance to add the extras.
Kabianga responded with a drop goal to trim the gap to seven points. The teams went to the break, with just a four-point gap separating the two teams. It was after a long-range penalty kick Gabriel Okeyo.
Amos Wamanga charges came from the break re-energized and they crossed over for the third try. Collins Indeche went over the whitewash while Kamau added the extras for Kakamega to lead 17-6.
Kabianga allowed Kakamega to get comfortable in the game, and they went on to unleash a rolling maul which saw them glide to the try line for the fourth try of the clash. Kakamega moved to 27 points after Philip Okeyo touched down the fifth try.
Kabianga added three more points as they went on to lose 27-9. Kakamega have a tough test on Wednesday as they will battle East Champions Kangaru.
Kangaru joined day one winning list after whipping Galana 34-0. Earlier in the day, Maseno beat Kwale 14-0 while Dagoretti downed Alliance 13-5.
Kwale 0-14 Maseno
Alliance 5-13 Dagoretti
Kangaru 34-0 Galana
Kakamega 27-9 Kabianga
0900 Kakamega vs Kangaru
1000 Galana vs Kabianga
1100 Dagoretti vs Kwale
1200 Maseno vs Alliance
0900Maseno vs Dagoretti
1000Alliance vs Kwale
1100 Galana vs Kakamega
1200pm Kangaru vs Kabianga