A picture of the campaigns of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate Imran Okoth and the governing Jubilee Party candidate McDonald Mariga running into each other in Kibra has warmed the hearts of Kenyans.

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In the picture, the members of the two campaigns are seen bumping fists and shaking hands in a rare display of political maturity.

The moment was captured on Tuesday during the day in a meet-the-voters tour that the two parties have embarked on.

Scores of social media users hailed the meeting of the two candidates as a sign that the country's politics is evolving away from violence thanks to the handshake between President Uhuru and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga 

This was before the former Harambee Stars player took his credentials to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for validation.

IEBC returning officer for Kibra Constituency disqualified Mariga after she failed to find his name in the voters register.

Imran, the brother to the late former Kibra Member of Parliament, Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer, was cleared by the IEBC.

Jubilee has expressed its intentions to contest the invalidation, insisting that the former football star is a duly registered voter.

The Kibra parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth.

Other parties that have fielded candidates in the race are Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford-Kenya.