East Africa Secondary schools rugby7s champions Muhuri Muchiri will start their campaign ton Thursday to defend their title when rugby7s kicks off at Eldoret Sports Club.
Muhuru is in pool A alongside hosts Kipsombe together with former champions Laiser Hill facing off with Maseno.
In Group D, 2015 winners St Peter’s Mumias will launch their quest against Nakuru Day. St Peter’s – who are also the 2016 East Africa winners – are hopeful of securing their return to the regional scene. Last year’s finalists Chavakali will take on newcomers Kirima in Group B while Nairobi’s Dagoretti High will take on Igembe in Group C.
National regulars St Mary’s Yala will usher debutantes Friends School Bwake to the national scene in Group C. Kaya Tiwi and Kwale High will play Muvuti and Githiga in Group B and D respectively.