The Kenya 7s Shujaa team got off to a flying start at the Hertz Wellington Sevens tournament, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Victories against France (24-12), Argentina (12-0) and Tonga (17-10) saw Shujaa finish at the top of pool B after the first day.
In the opening tie against France, Kenya conceded early points when Julien Candelon put France ahead, scoring a try one minute after kick off with Terry Bouhraoua converting for a 7-0 lead.
Team captain Andrew Amonde however responded for Kenya two minutes later with Biko Adema's conversion leveling the scores at 7-7. Candelon scored an unconverted try at the stroke of halftime giving France the lead at the interval
Kenya were first off the blocks at the start of the second half with flier Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde and Willy Ambaka scoring a try a piece. Biko Adema kicked over one conversion which saw Kenya win the match.
In the second match against Argentina, Willy Ambaka and Oscar Ouma each scored a try with Adema kicking over one conversion to win the game 12-0.
In the third match of the day against Tonga, Kenya scored thorough Collins Injera, Philip Wamwea and Willy Ambaka each crossed the try line with Fabian Olando kicking over one conversion to take the game 17-10.
Fautasi Mau and Taniela Kilioni scored for Tonga. The result has set up a quarter final match against pool C runner up South Africa.