NSL leaders failed to pick maximum point for the third time in a row with their latest slip coming at the hands of FC Talanta.
Ushuru who have a game at hand edged out Bidco United at the Thika Stadium take move their point tally to 32 from 17 matches.
Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima dispatched rivals KCB at the Karuturi Grounds to switch places with the Bankers after picking their third straight victory in as many matches.
KCB dropped to fourth with 30 points, same fifth-placed Kibera Black Stars, who have an inferior goal difference after the slum side came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win over visiting Kisumu All-Stars.
Nakuru All-Stars picked a second win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Modern Coast Rangers 2-1 at the Afraha Stadium, while Green Commandoes, for the fourth time in a row, dropped points, this time at the hands of Nairobi City Stars in a 1-1 draw at the Bukhungu Stadium.