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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

30 Mar 2018

Kenya opposition politician says was drugged in forced deportation

NAIROBI A Kenyan opposition politician said on Thursday he was beaten and drugged by officials then deported despite a court order to free him, in the latest twist of a legal tussle that has been condemned by rights groups. | Video

29 Mar 2018

Kenyan minister, police chief found in contempt; opposition politician deported

NAIROBI A Kenyan high court judge found the Interior Minister and the police chief guilty of contempt on Wednesday and told them to appear for sentencing because they failed to obey a court order to release a detained opposition politician.

27 Mar 2018

Kenyan columnists resign accusing government of interference

NAIROBI Columnists from Kenya's top media group resigned en masse on Tuesday accusing it of letting the government interfere with editorial decisions, a charge the publisher denied.

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.

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