Winger John Aluda Beda has joined Kenya Harlequin from 2016 Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar.
Quins head coach Charles Cardovillis confirmed the signing to Raga House but the winger will not be involved in the upcoming Floodies plate final against Mwamba on Saturday.
"He's a good finisher, work ethic and competition to a position where I felt needed more cover," said Cardovillis. "Beda won't play on Saturday. He just joined us and we are working on him for Kenya Cup,"
The former Chavakali High star leaves Kabras after five years with the Western based side that he joined in 2013 after a five-month stint at nationwide outfit Webuye RFC.
Beda becomes the second player to leave Kabras with Cardovillis where he managed since 2017 national sevens circuit and the Kenya Cup season that followed. He follows Dominic Osino who was thrown in for his debut in a quarterfinal tie against Impala Saracens on Saturday 13 October.
The two former Kabras players - as well as new arrival William Reeve from BATUK - join in at a time the club released two Ugandan nationals; fly half cum fullback Joseph Aredo and back-rower Ronald Musajjagulanyago. Both have since been snapped up by KOBS.
"We are looking at retaining our current players. Musajja(Ronald) has a family issue and Oredo (Joseph) needed to go back. Otherwise they are both welcome back," added Cardovillis.
Quins are in conference A of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup where they will play home and away matches against KCB, Homeboyz, Mwamba, Nondescripts and Menengai Oilers with Aluda's debut likely to come on November 17 against Mwamba on match day one.
Quins face Kabras Sugar on Saturday February 9, 2019 which will mark both Cardovillis and Aluda's first meeting against their former employers.