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Kenya have become only the second nation other than South Africa to win the Rugby Africa Sevens, defeating Uganda 29-7 in Sunday's final in Gaborone, Botswana.
Speedstars Janet Okello (pictured during Rio 2016) and Sinaida Aura grabbed a brace of tries apiece and Linet Moraa also went over the whitewash with Grace Adhiambo landing three conversions as the Lionesses put the agony of four consecutive final defeats to South Africa behind them.
South Africa decided not to compete at this year’s event, opting instead to focus on their Rugby World Cup Sevens preparations. Tunisia had their name inscribed on the trophy in 2012.
Kenya went through day one without conceding a try, beating Senegal 42-0 and Madagascar 41-0 to book their slot in the last eight as the top team from Pool A. Uganda started their pursuit of the title with a 22-0 win over Zimbabwe and followed it up with a 10-10 draw with Tunisia in Pool B.
Day two saw Kenya continue their unbeaten run with comfortable wins over Zambia (43-7) and Madagascar (27-0) securing them a place in the final. Uganda joined them there after defeating Senegal and Tunisia.
The tournament concluded a week of activities dedicated to women's rugby in Africa, including a three-day conference on women's rugby development in Botswana.