Left arm spinner Hiren Varaiya dashed Canada's hopes with another five wicket haul Sunday as Kenya won the ICC Intercontinental Cup match by eight wickets at the Nairobi Gymkhana club.
Varaiya grabbed five wickets to reduce Canada to 281 runs in their first innings and the 23-year-old was equally up to the task with his slow spin which saw the tourists wrap up for 158.
Kenya, after scoring 302 in their first innings needed only 79 runs to win after openers Morris Ouma and David Obuya had ensured the hosts with an easy target wwhen they crafted an unbroken 79-run partnership with a day in hand.
The pair went on to put a 107-run for the first wicket before the partnership ended when Ouma (63) departed in the 24th over.
Thereafter it was an easy task for Tony Suji (13) and Collins Obuya (14) to finish the job.
Vice captain David Hemp played a leading role on both sides of the Bermuda innings -- falling short by only three runs for his century in the first innings and unbeaten 68 in the second -- and was rewarded with the man of the match award.
The maximum 20 points won the match took Kenya to the top of the standings with 40 points from just two matches -- six points ahead of the early pacesetters Netherlands.