Kenya 7s jetted back to the country on Monday evening, 10 pm, from France where they were competing at Paris 7s, to an unusual low key reception.
Unlike other occasions where the national sevens team arrived to a colourful and large embrace, there were less than five people to welcome them this time round.
Kenya had a low performance at Paris 7s bagging only three points but they finished the season with the most points ever - 104 to be ranked eighth overall.
That was in spite of winning two key games in a tough pool A - against Fiji (22-19) and Samoa (24-10).
Other results however conspired against Shujaa who were sent down to the Challenge trophy as point difference saw them miss out on the Cup quarters.
The three points came after they won the 13th place final with a 21-20 win over Scotland.
Those who were at the airport on Monday to usher the team back were Kenya Rugby Union CEO Ronald Bukusi, Director of Rugby Thomas Odundo and KRU media & Communication officer Michael Kwambo.
Now back, the team is expected to take a worthy rest before embarking on preparations for the Rugby Sevens World Cup set for San Francisco, USA from 20-22 July.