Nzoia Sugar handed Kariobangi their second draw in the Kenyan Premier League after both sides settled for a barren draw on Wednesday.
The result came at the backdrop of a disappointing outing in Ghana, where Sharks crashed out of the Caf Confederation Cup in the hands of Asante Kotoko.
But William Muluya side, who kicked off their season with a 1-1 draw against AFC Leopards, dropped their fourth point against Nzoia at the Sudi Stadium in the Boxing Day fixture.
Muluya will have even a difficult task heading into his fixture where he will face defending champions Gor Mahia.
John Oyemba made his first appearance for Sharks in five months with a clean sheet but at a costly price of two points dropped on the road. Kariobangi have only one in three games.
Kariobangi Sharks starting XI: Oyemba(GK), Michael Bodo, Nixon Omondi, Geoffrey Shiveka, Tom Teka, Patillah Omotto, Shaphan Oyugi, Duke Abuya, Harrison Mwendwa, Henry Juma, George Abege.
Nzoia Sugar Starting XI: Benson Mangala, Edwin Wafula, Thomas Wainaina, Gabriel Wandera, Elvis Ronack, Peter Gin (c), Robert Arrot, Dennis Nandwa, Abraham Kipkogei, Jackson Dwang', Patrick Otieno.