Deputy President William Ruto's son Nick Ruto recently started touring the nation in what his close associates call giving back to the community. 

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Jubilee youth league officials; Victor Ayugi, George Maina and Brian Mundinia are part of the team accompanying Nick as he tours churches, and youth groups offering financial help.

On Sunday, the group was in Siaya County, which is the home of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

The group's visit has been seen as a political move, but they have maintained that the initiative is not politically motivated.

“It should be noted that it is not about politics but giving back to the society,” Ayugi said as quoted by Nation.

However, political analyst Prof Herman Manyora said the latest action by Nick and his group is part of DP Ruto's 2022 presidential strategy. 

He urged Nick to engage in communal services such as setting up foundations, as opposed to church donations.

“The only way the children are doing their things instead of their father’s thing is if they are engaged in community work.

"In developed countries, you have the daughters and sons of kings and presidents engaged in philanthropy like setting up foundations, dealing with problems in the world such as malaria, HIV Aids and vulnerable children; that way he can tell us he has nothing to do with politics," he told the Nation.

“But if you go and do meetings engaging with people, that is just politics you are doing on behalf of your father. He (Nick) should engage in philanthropy then we will know it is not politics he is playing," he opined.