Lavasta, who came in as a second half substitute in the victory over Zanzibar, replaces Rama Salim while Kevin "Daddy" Omondi, has been benched for Anthony Muki Kimani.
Kenya are seeking for a sixth regional tournament title when they face Uganda Cranes in this year's final. Stars last won the trophy in 2002 after beating Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Stars.
Starting Eleven: Duncan Ochieng, Anthony Modo Kimani (cpt), Abdalla Juma, Jockins Atudo, David Owino, David Ochieng, Humphrey Mieno, Anthony Muki Kimani, Clifford Miheso, Edwin Lavasta, Mike Baraza.
Subs: Martin Musalia, Thomas “Heskey” Wanyama, Rama Salim, Enock Agwanda, Paul Were, Victor Ochieng, Kevin Omondi.