J Johnstone Olindi of Kenya during the match between Australia and Kenya at Paris 7s -Getty Images)
KCB sign Kenya 7s trio, Homeboyz prop
By Eric Njiru | Tue 09 Jul, 2019 17:37

KCB's quest to win a fourth straight Kenya Cup title just moved a notch higher after landing four key players from Kenya Cup rivals ahead of the new season. 

The Kenya Cup champions have acquired the services of Kenya 7s fly-half Johnstone Olindi from rivals Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Raga House can exclusively report. 

This season's Kenya 7s rookie and Mean Machine captain Shadon Munoko has also crossed over to KCB as head coach Curtis Olago looks to have yet another strong side for the 2020 season. 

Kenya 7s international and Blak Blad fly-half Levy Amunga has also been acquired by KCB.

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The fourth signing, as Raga House understands, is Kenya Simbas forward Patrick Ouko also from Menengai Cream Homeboyz. 

All paper work has been completed for the four players according to Raga House sources and the rest of transfer cash will be paid in the next few days. 

Olindi made the move to KCB in June and is set to make his debut for the bankers soon. Amunga has been a key player for Kenyatta University's Blak Blad and was the second points top scorer during the 2017 Kenya Cup season. 

Munoko made his Kenya 7s debut this season under Paul Murunga after impressing during the national sevens circuit and the just concluded Kenya Cup season. 

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Ouko on the other side established himself as a key prop for Murunga's Homeboyz in the last couple of seasons and is a Kenya Simbas starter. 

KCB will also be boosted by the return of Kenya Simbas internationals Martin Owila and Darwin Mukidza from long-term injuries as well as flanker Felix Ojow.

Olindi returns to Thika road where he spent time playing for KCB ’s young side Northern Suburbs Cubs under head coach Simon Jawchire.

“I am so proud to be back home,” he told Raga House. 

At KCB, he will compete for a starting slot with halfbacks Ken Moseti, Stephen Osumba, Ahmed Shaban as well Levy Amunga among others. 

Olindi made his Kenya 7s debut in 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens series where he was one of the best performers. He made 64 tackles(the most by a Kenya 7s player) and scored 122 points.

He won the Prescott Cup in 2016 with Upper Hill before moving to Laiser Hill Academy and eventually joined Menengai Cream Homeboyz after finishing high school in 2017.

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