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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

14 Sep 2017

EU - spot checks show confusion, not conspiracy in Kenyan election

NAIROBI Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya's presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies from polling stations.

12 Sep 2017

Opposition stays away as Kenyatta warns against 'destructive division'

NAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta opened parliament on Tuesday by warning against divisive and destructive politics, while opposition lawmakers boycotted the legislature and rallied to demand the resignation of election officials.

08 Sep 2017

Kenya election campaigns turn personal after court orders fresh polls

NAIROBI The president calls the chief justice a cheat. A lawmaker denounces the head of the opposition as the devil and says he needs a whipping. The opposition leader accuses the president of making a public speech while drunk.

08 Sep 2017

Kenyan opposition chief to focus on corruption in election re-run

NAIROBI Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will make the mismanagement of last month's annulled presidential vote the focus of his new election campaign, linking it to a series of political scandals.

08 Sep 2017

Kenya election campaigns turn personal after court orders fresh polls

NAIROBI The president calls the chief justice a cheat. A lawmaker denounces the head of the opposition as the devil and says he needs a whipping. The opposition leader accuses the president of making a public speech while drunk.

08 Sep 2017

Kenya election campaigns turn personal after court orders fresh polls

NAIROBI, Sept 8 The president calls the chief justice a cheat. A lawmaker denounces the head of the opposition as the devil and says he needs a whipping. The opposition leader accuses the president of making a public speech while drunk.

04 Sep 2017

Arson caused fire at Kenyan school that killed nine girls - minister

NAIROBI Kenya's education minister said on Monday that arson was to blame for a weekend blaze that killed nine pupils at a girls' boarding school, part of a rising trend of deliberate school fires.

04 Sep 2017

Kenyan election commission sets October 17 as date for new vote

NAIROBI Kenya's election commission on Monday set Oct. 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

03 Sep 2017

Vote ruling by chief justice surprises Kenyans, but not his colleagues

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court ruling to scrap last month's presidential election was shaped by a new chief justice who proved a staunch defender of judicial independence on a continent where judges are often seen as being under the thumb of executive powers.

01 Sep 2017

Vote ruling a rare win for Kenyan opposition veteran Odinga

NAIROBI For Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, Friday's Supreme Court ruling nullifying last month's presidential election is a rare win in a life spent at the losing end of his country's infamously harsh politics.

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