The selection of Karley Hynes caught the Kenyans off guard early in the opening set.
Canberra, July 11, 2015: Kenya crashed the Australian party in Canberra with a hard-fought but impressive 3-1 win to book a place in Sunday's gold medal play-off.
The Australians were playing in their first match in their own country since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and had been hoping to celebrate with a win.
The home team pulled a surprise with the selection of Karley Hynes for her first Grand Prix game of 2015, and it had immediate results with the Australians taking the opening set 25-18.
But Kenyan coach David Lungaho reshuffled his players, and with Makuto Everlyne and Moim Mercy running into good form the visitors soon took control, winning 18-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-14.