Nairobi: Little Uganda sent Kenya slumping to a humiliating two-wicket defeat on Sunday to leave the hosts' planning for the Twenty20 world championships in tatters.
After taking the wooden spoon in the triangular one-series involving India A and Pakistan A two weeks ago, Kenya, who were World Cup semi-finalists in 2003, crashed to the World Cricket League Division Two champions who chased down their 133-run target with one ball to spare in the four-nation Twenty20 event.
A double strike by Ugandan under-19 left-arm medium pacer Charles Waiswa, who claimed the wickets of David Obuya and Tanmay Mishra at the top of the Kenyan innings, was crucial to their victory.
Kenyan skipper Steve Tikolo returned from injury and made 66.
But despite putting on 58 runs for the fourth wicket with Thomas Odoyo, the wickets fell around him.
Ugandan skipper Joel Olweny was elated with victory.
"It feels great to beat Kenya who are rated much higher than us," said Olwenyi.
"We came here to learn but this victory means we will face Bangladesh with confidence."
The Ugandans, who made only 78 runs against Pakistan on Saturday, play Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Kenya, who play favourites Pakistan on the same day, will then go to the inaugural Twenty20 world championships starting in South Africa on September 11.
Cricket Kenya chairman Samir Inamdar said most of the players had been too complacent and they needed to get out of their comfort zones.
Kenya 132 for 6 in 20 overs (Steve Tikolo 66, Thomas Odoyo 27; Waiswa 2 for 18, Kamyuka 2 for 31, Olwenyi 1 for 22) lost to Uganda 133 for 8 in 19.5 overs (Sematimba 42, N Patel 32 n o, Olwenyi 24; Tikolo 3 for 8, Odoyo 2 for 22).