Most people have only seen the quill covered top side and have no idea what kind of an animal it is. It's the third largest rodent in the world and obviously farmers don't feel comfortable having them in the middle of their crop. The fact that it's also strictly nocturnal makes it a nightmare for those who have it as residents in their shambas. Contrary to widespread belief, it doesn't shoot it's quills when in danger but uses them as an aposematic strategy for self defense. Finally, it is not at all related to the hedgehog.
Otherwise kitoweo ya lunch iko sorted, naambiwa it tastes like pork.