The national Rugby sevens team, Shujaa, registered mixed results at the ongoing Las Vegas Sevens, the 5th stop on the 2017/18 IRB Sevens Circuit.
Kenya beat Russia 19-12 in group A opener before falling narrowly 19-14 to France.
The innocent Simiyu led charges must now beat Fiji in their last pool match to stay in the race for a third main cup quarter final appearance.
After the two games, Shujaa is placed 4th on the log on 4 points, 2 adrift of leaders Fiji who kept intact their 100 percent record in the leg by humiliating Russia 38-0, having earlier thumped France 33-5. France and Russia are ranked third and fourth respectively.
After a dawdling start Kenya has gathered pace along the way, reaching the main cup quarter finals twice on the trot in two previous legs in Hamilton and Sydney.
After 4 rounds Kenya lies 8th on the log with 35 points,42 points behind series leaders and Las Vegas defending champions South Africa.
New Zealand and Fiji are ranked second and third respectively.
After the Las Vegas round the series moves to Vancouver, Canada next weekend.