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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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03 Feb 2018

Kenyan police briefly detain legislator over opposition leader's 'swearing in'

NAIROBI Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained a third opposition legislator who attended a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga that was a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won re-election in October.

02 Feb 2018

Kenya defies court order to reopen TV stations, detains opposition figure

NAIROBI Kenya on Friday defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations and briefly detained an opposition politician, deepening a crisis sparked by a disputed presidential election. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Kenya court grants access to poll returns in case seeking to void election

NAIROBI Kenya's election board must give access to election returns to parties challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

15 Nov 2017

Kenya court throws out opposition coalition from election challenges

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the participation of the main opposition coalition in petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote.

06 Nov 2017

Petition filed in Kenya court challenging Kenyatta's election victory

NAIROBI A former lawmaker filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election in a last minute move that opens the door to legal scrutiny of the vote.

02 Nov 2017

Kenya's nurses call off their strike as lecturers take action

NAIROBI Nurses in Kenya have ended a five-month-old strike over delays to agreed wage rises, a union official said on Thursday, just as university lecturers began a similar action over their pay and benefits.

03 Oct 2017

University of Nairobi closed as anger rises over police brutality

NAIROBI Administrators closed Kenya's oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for students' safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus demonstration last week.

26 Sep 2017

Kenyan police disperse protests against election commission

NAIROBI Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters who say election officials should be sacked before the re-run of a presidential vote because they favour President Uhuru Kenyatta.

19 Sep 2017

Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protesters

NAIROBI Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta who were protesting outside the Supreme Court against the invalidation of his Aug. 8 re-election, Reuters witnesses said.

11 Sep 2017

In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech allegations

NAIROBI Kenyan police detained a ruling party lawmaker and a former opposition senator on Monday for alleged hate speech, as political tensions simmered following the Supreme Court's decision to annul the presidential election.

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