Two defeats in Pool B against Canada in the opener and Blitzbokke in their must win last match after success against Wales provided hope saw Kenya relegated to the Bowl quarters where they beat Spain 24-0 to qualify for the semis.
However, that is scant consolation for Treu after his side fell to his former employers for the third time in a row following defeats in Dubai and George with Werner Kok, Stephan Dippenaar and Seabelo Senatla scoring the tries, two which were converted, to send Kenya crashing out of the Main Cup.
Stand-in skipper, Collins Injera, scored his 169th try for Kenya to level matters after Kok went over at the stroke of half time with Biko Adema’s boot bringing the sides level.
South Africa, winners of the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s in George, returned after the breather and after Billy Odhiambo was sin-binned to leave Treu’s charges a man short, Dippenaar grounded the ball with Cecil Afrika missing the convertion.
Barely three minutes later, Senatla put further distance between his team and Seabelo Senatla duly converted to seal the result.
With Canada beating Wales 21-19 in a close encounter, South Africa sealed top spot as Kenya slipped to third and Bowl quarters against Spain.
Injera got Treu’s charges off the mark with 4:16 gone before Odhiambo got into the act to give Kenya a 10-0 lead at the breather.
Horace Otieno and debutant Tony Owuor added two converted tries to round up the win as Kenya failed to make the Main Cup quarters for the first time this season.
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