K’Ogalo were aiming to bounc back from their 3-3 draw against KCB in their mid-week Kenyan Premier League (KPL) outing, but they had to dig deep against their hosts, who were in good form following their 3-0 win against Mount Kenya United in their latest outing.
New Stima coach Babu Salim knew the importance of this game, and he resorted to a cautious approach which saw his side rely on counter-attacks for the majority of the match.
However, the disciplined Gor Mahia defense did not succumb under pressure.
At the other end, goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo ensured his defense was well organised and did not give room for the defending champions to get the goal they desperately wanted.
Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech was rushed to hospital after a nasty tackle with the Western Stima keeper.
Hassan Oktay's side are now on 60 points at the top of the KPL table after playing 27 games, while Western Stima are on 30 points and 13th on the table, having played one fewer game.
Gor Mahia XI: Frederick Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Harun Shakava, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Kenneth Muguna, Jacques Tuyisenge, Dennis Oliech and Boniface Omondi.
Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Wellington Ochieng, Pascal Ogweno, Bernard Ondiek, Samuel Onyango, Francis Mustafa and Nicholas Kipkirui.