Gor Mahia recovered from their weekend loss to Mathare to register a resounding 3-1 hammering of Kariobangi Sharks on Tuesday in Kisumu.
AFC Leopards meanwhile found their winning touch again beating Ulinzi Stars by a solitary goal in Nakuru.
Gor Mahia, with 60 points going into the Tuesday game against Sharks looked unperturbed by their loss to Mathare in Thika last Saturday and it was back to their usual best with Jacques Tuyisenge netting a hat trick in the first half, his first since he joined K’Ogalo.
That win took the 15 time champions to within one point of a record 16th title.
The game was done and dusted by the time the two sides went on recess and K’Ogalo took it easy in the second in which Sharks found their goal.
Tuyisenge opened the scores in the 12th and added the second eight minutes later before grabbing his hat trick in the 36th minute to move joint top scorer with Kepha Aswani with 12 goals. Massoud Juma pulled one back for Sharks later in the second half of the game.
AFC had Whyvonne Isuza scoring in the 63rd minute as they held on to carry home three points against Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru.
It eased pressure on AFC Leopards who had drawn twice and lost twice in their last four matches and looked among those threatened by relegation. But their win over the soldiers may have just saved their necks from the chop.
“I am happy with the result and how the boys played well and gave the game a good fight,” said Leopards coach Robert Matano.
Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr who suffered his first defeat in 12 matches when Gor Mahia were felled by Mathare United was in celebratory mood but said he wants to win all the remaining games.
“You could see if we play on a good surface, we play well. The Thika pitch is unplayable. In fact, I am wondering why it is being used,” he said.
On Tuyisenge he said: “He is a big player, an asset in this team and he has showed it once again today. I hope he can continue scoring.”