A first-half goal from Patillah Omoto gave Kariobangi Sharks a hard fought 1-0 on their their return to league action after a seven week break.
The home side went ahead in the 16th minute after Homeboyz defender failed to control a pass from Geoffrey Oputi with Omoto getting a chance to squander the ball into the net.
Kakamega Homeboyz forward David Okoth did his best to get his side back into the game minutes later when he forced a superb save from Brian Bwire with a free-kick that was punched out resulting into a corner-kick.
Sharks Sunks deeper to protect their lead before the break and enjoyed a stroke of luck as Homeboyz failed to utilise on their chances finishing the first half of the game with two shots on goal.
James Mazembe then should have wrapped up the points early for Sharks but headed against the post from a close range.
The visitors created chances for an equaliser with Steven Opuku going close to scoring but their were unable to find the net as Kariobangi Sharks registered their ninth win of the season.
Kariobangi Sharks tactician,William Mluhya was able to breath a huge sigh of relief after seeing the good effort from his boys that chalked up his side with three vital points.
“It was a good effort from the boys as we secured an early lead and we were able to maintain the lead untill the end of the game,”Mluhya told reporters.
The win lifted Kariobangi Sharks to second place on 31 points after 16 games,while Kakamega Homeboyz stayed 8th on 20 points from 16 matches,13 behind league leaders Tusker.
“We got many setpieces but we did not utise,”Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Nicholas Muyoti rued their lack to utilise chances.”We will go back on the drawing board and work on them (setpieces).