Kenya's recently appointed acting Finance minister is hardly a week-old in his new docket. The reaction to his elevation has however got more to do with a statement he made a couple of years ago. He urged Kenyans faced with food shortages, to start looking at rats in a more stomach-oriented way.
Practical as the advice was, and the fact that the rodents are indeed a delicacy in other parts of the world, swallowing that message alone, proved a bit difficult.
And because the same man is in charge of the country's Treasury, the social media especially, has been quick to make the link between the 'man of rats of yore' and the 'moneyman of now.'
The sample of comments below says it all.