ODM candidate in Kibra parliamentary race has spoken after receiving a call from Jubilee Party candidate, former Harambee Stars forward McDonald Mariga.

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In a tweet on Thursday night, Imran confirmed that he had indeed received the call from his closest rival, saying that Mariga's gesture was the way to go.

He said that he was indeed humbled by the congratulatory call, promising to work together with his rivals for the interest of the Kibra constituency.

"I'm humbled to have received a congratulatory call from @MarigaOfficial . That’s the spirit of politics. I promise to move forward with every interested party for the good of our people. God bless Kibra," Okoth's tweet read.

In the curiously generous call, the former Inter Milan player congratulated the ODM candidate and offered to work together with him should he be needed.

Mariga proved to be no pushover in what shaped up to be high stakes contest.

His rallies were well attended, sending jitters across the ODM rank and file that the governing Jubilee candidate would prevail in the opposition backyard.

Deputy President Dr William Ruto invested his time in campaigning for the novice politician who was making a transition from sports to politics.

The Kibra seat fell vacant after the late former member of parliament Ken Okoth lost a battle with cancer.