Kisii RFC started life in the Kenya Cup on a sour note, going down 45-15 to Topfry Nakuru at the Nakuru Athletic Club on 25th November.
Nakuru were the dominant side in the first half but Kisii improved in the second, though their efforts were too little too late. Nakuru outscored the newbies six tries to two.
Philip Kwame opened the scoring after stringing some patient phases and Chipu no.10 Henry Ayah converted. Boaz Ombura's drop goal reduced the arrears for Kisii but the hosts reacted swiftly, flanker Monate Akuei powering over at the corner and the resulting conversion took the scores to 14-3.
No.8 David Namusasi' s try and another off a rolling maul ensured Nakuru went into the break leading 28-3.
The lanky Monate landed his brace immediately after the break but replacement flyhalf Martin Muita's kick went off kilter. From then Kisii tried to claw back into the match but they failed to navigate a way past the resolute Nakuru defence, though they would score the next two tries.
Ian Amara danced past the home rearguard to dive in under the posts before Oscar Olouch dotted down on the wing. 33-40 to Nakuru. Talisman Geoff Ominde's converted try and another by second centre George Kimani ensured the scoreboard read 45-15 at full time.
Kisii didn't travel with their second-string side handing the hosts a walkover in the Erick Shirley Shield (ESS).