Gor Mahia started their title defense with a 1-0 victory against Ulinzi Stars in the FKF Premier League game staged at Nyayo Stadium.
New signing Jules Ulimwengu came from the bench to score the all-important goal in the second half.
Gor Mahia had an early chance from a free-kick at the edge of the boss. Clifton Miheso stepped up to take it but he was denied by the Ulinzi keeper. Ulinzi responded with a freekick as well and came too close as it hit the crossbar with Gad Mathews collecting the rebound.
In the 67th minute, K'Ogalo took the lead through new signing Jules Ulimwengi, who came from the bench to see the back of the net with his first touch.
Ulinzi Stars were pressing for an equalizer and came too close to grab the leveler but the chance went begging. The ball was delivered inside the box and Gor defense failed to clear, Daniel Waweru had the chance to put the ball into the empty net but it hit the side net.