Thika United got a 2-1 advantage over Ushuru in the first leg KPL promotion/relegation play-off staged at the Thika sub-county Stadium on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Saad Musa had given the hosts the lead in the 31st minute from close range after good spadework on the right flank by offensive midfielder Eugene Mukangula.
Second half substitute Hassan Mohammed, however, restored parity for Ushuru in the 73rd minute.
Onwudi Chibueze would, however, hand Thika all three points with barely four minutes left on the clock.
The two sides will face off in the second leg fixture scheduled for Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Narok County Stadium starting 3 pm