Kenya started their CECAFA U23 campaign with a 3-0 win over Djibouti in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on Sunday 17 July 2021.
The Emerging Stars won through goals from John Njuguna and Benson Omala in between Reagan Otieno's goal.
Up next for Stanley Okumbi's charges is a clash against South Sudan.
The top teams in each of the three groups will proceed to the tournament’s semi-finals, alongside the best runner-up amongst the three pools.
Group A: Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo
Group B: Ethiopia (hosts), Burundi, Eritrea
Group C: Djibouti, South Sudan, Kenya