Carduus species- Kenya

Thistle For ID : Kenya : 11DEC16 : AK-27 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly help in identifying this wild Thistle.
Seen in the first week of July in Kenya.
Pl. check comparative images at Carduoideae if it helps.
Pl. check Carduus edelbergii Rech.f. or Onopordum acanthium L. or similar species from your local flora.
Thanks ... I will check.