Chemelil Sugar held 10-man Sony Sugar to a 2-2 draw despite an earlier threat by players to boycott the match.
Chemelil Sugar players have been on a go-slow this week to demand for delayed salaries and allowances. But despite earlier threats to boycott the fixture, Chemelil Sugar players rewarded their seniors with a point following a two-all draw at home in the Sugar derby.
George Abege gave the visitors the lead in the 14th minute but the advantage lasted for just a few minutes after Chemelil levelled the scores from the spot through Amani Kyata after Collins Netto went down in the penalty area.
The match went to the break with the scoreboard reading 1-1, but it was the visitors, who returned to the pitch with more determination to grab all the available points.
Sony Sugar's push for a second goal was rewarded in the 64th minute after Benjamin Mosha restored his side's advantage only for Phillip Muchuma to pour cold water on the cake with a late equalizer for the host.
The single point pushed Chemelil Sugar to ninth position above Bandari on KPL standings while Sony Sugar moved joint 11th with AFC Leopards on 36 points.
Sony Sugar starting XI: Kevin Omondi, Joseph Omweri, Alfred Onyango, Dennis Junior, Justin Omari, Kevin Oluoch, Amos Asembeka, Fredrick Onyango, George Abege, David Simiyu and Benjamin Mosha.
Reserves: Kevin Otieno, Jesse Obura, Nick Akoko, Tobias Otieno, Justin Monda, Marwa Chamberi and Yema Mwana..
Chemelil Sugar starting XI: John Waw, Amani Kyata,James Omino, Juma Yusuf, Benjamin Oketch,Apollo Otieno, Sephan Oyugi, Jeffery Okaka, Netto Collins, Mwita John and Moses Arita.
Reserves: Adira Jairus, Osure Moses, Jmaes Omino, Erastus Mwaniki, Mustapha Adebayor Moses Wandera, David Ojuang and Phillip Muchuma.