Kenya 7s collected the fourth consecutive loss in the Toulouse 7s losing 17-10 to Samoa in the ninth place quarters played on Saturday in France.
Shujaa had failed to qualify for the quarters for the 10th time this season and already knew they were headed for the relegation playoffs next weekend.
The team however needed some redemption after a disappointing run in the pool stage.
They started off impressively with Denis Abukuse grabbing two successive tries. His first was in the first minute while his second try came three minutes later.
Kenya would take a 10-0 lead to the break. In the second half, Vaa Apelu Maliko grabbed a try that was converted for a 10-7 scoreline.
Motu Opetai and Neueli Leitufia ensured that Samoa came from behind to win the match.
Kenya will now shift focus on the 13th place match against the loser of the match between Spain-USA.
Toulouse 7s Quarterfinals Times in EAT
9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
Samoa 10-7 Kenya 7s
Uruguay vs Japan : 17:32
Spain vs USA: 17:54
Fiji vs Germany: 18:16
CUP QUARTER FINALS
Australia vs Canada : 18:38
New Zealand vs Ireland : 19:00
Argentina vs South Africa 20:05
France vs Great Britain: 21:03
Sunday 14 May
13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M25 vs Loser M27 : 12:20
Loser M26 vs Loser M28 : 12:42
9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Winner M25 vs Winner M27: 13:04
Winner M26 vs Winner M28: 13:26
5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M29 vs Loser M31 : 13:48
Loser M30 vs Loser M32 : 14:10
CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M31 : 14:32
Winner M30 Winner M32 : 14:54
13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34 : 16:16
9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36 : 16:38
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38 : 17:00
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 : 17:59
Winner M39 vs Winner M40 : 18:56