Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
Status: Featured in current year
Khalifa is the organizing secretary of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya. He is also the head of the as yet unregistered Islamic Party of Kenya. Relations between the Muslim population of Kenya and the broader society, especially the government, have frayed recently with the instances of demonizing Muslims as terrorists. There is widespread displeasure among the coastal Muslim population with the national government.