•Rupia, who bagged the Golden Boot in the preceding season, has sealed a move to Singida Fountain Gate FC in the Tanzanian Premier League.
•The Tanzanian club also acquired Harambee Stars midfielder Duke Abuya from Kenya Police and former Simba SC no-nonsense centre-back Joash Onyango who was handed the armband.
Kenyan Premier League side, Kenya Police FC have confirmed the departure of mercurial striker Elvis Rupia after a two-year stint.
Rupia, who bagged the Golden Boot in the preceding season, has sealed a move to Singida Fountain Gate FC in the Tanzanian Premier League.
The Tanzanian club also acquired Harambee Stars midfielder Duke Abuya from Kenya Police and former Simba SC no-nonsense centre-back Joash Onyango who was handed the armband.
The law enforcers brought the development to light in a statement released on Wednesday.
"Thank you, Elvis Rupia, for the moments we shared. We, the Kenya Police FC, wish you all the best in your future endeavors," read the statement from the club.
Before joining the Police, Rupia previously plied trade for traditional top-flight giants AFC Leopards. He has also featured for a host of clubs including Wazito, Nzoia Sugar, Muhoroni Youth, and Nakuru All-Stars.
This is the second time he is embracing the foreign stage having previously held a forte for Power Dynamos FC in the Zambian Super League.
He heads to the neighbouring country buoyed by the 27 goals he netted last season to break the 47-year Golden Boot record after a sterling performance.
Rupia blasted the back of the net 27 times to scatter the previous record of 26 goals set by Moris Aloo Sonyi while featuring for record champions Gor Mahia in 1976.
He twice missed the Golden Boot gong by a whisker in 2018 and 2021. His aspirations to bag the award were nipped in the bud in 2018 when he joined Zambian top-flight side, Power Dynamos from Nzoia Sugar.
He leaves a side that is still struggling to find footing on the top-flight stage after a slow start to the season. They squeezed a solitary point in their goalless draw against Kariobangi Sharks before crashing 3-0 to Posta Rangers.
The coach Francis Baraza-tutored side has an engagement against KPL returnees Shabana FC at the Raila Odinga stadium in Homabay on September 17.
Former Gor Mahia forward Tito Okello will be expected to step into Rupia's shoes after finalising a deal with the law enforcers last week.
He is expected to jostle for position in the starting lineup with the duo of Clinton Kinanga and David Simiyu, other strikers in the club.