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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

Dec 06 2017

World Bank cuts Kenya's 2017 economic growth estimate to 4.9 pct

NAIROBI, Dec 7 The World Bank has cut its 2017 growth estimate for Kenya's economy to 4.9 percent, which would be the slowest annual expansion in five years, due to drought, sluggish credit growth and a prolonged election season, it said on Thursday.

Nov 28 2017

Kenya president sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

NAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who promised supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12. | Video

Nov 20 2017

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win

NAIROBI Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.

Nov 17 2017

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

NAIROBI At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. | Video

Nov 10 2017

Kenya offers bigger share of oil revenue to local communities

NAIROBI, Nov 10 Kenya's government has proposed in a draft bill to give 30 percent of prospective oil revenue to the community where the resource was discovered, climbing down from its earlier proposal to cap the amount.

Nov 09 2017

Kenya's Nakumatt supermarket chain foiled by explosive growth

NAIROBI The implosion of a family-owned Kenyan mattress shop that grew to become East Africa's biggest supermarket chain is a cautionary tale about trying to grow too far, too fast to cash in on the rapid growth of the country's middle class.   

Nov 09 2017

Kenya's Nakumatt supermarket chain foiled by explosive growth

NAIROBI The implosion of a family-owned Kenyan mattress shop that grew to become East Africa's biggest supermarket chain is a cautionary tale about trying to grow too far, too fast to cash in on the rapid growth of the country's middle class.   

Nov 08 2017

Kenya's parliament takes three-week break at opposition's request

NAIROBI Deadlock over the allocation of leadership posts has forced Kenya's parliament into an unscheduled three-week recess, lawmakers said on Wednesday, indicating a protracted political crisis could reverberate beyond the October election.

Nov 07 2017

Kenya's Odinga says constitutional review, talks will pave way out of crisis

NAIROBI Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he wants an interim government to run the country for six months while the constitution is reviewed to curb the president's authority.

Nov 02 2017

INTERVIEW-Kenya's Equity bank says rate cap locks out 500,000 small borrowers

NAIROBI, Nov 2 At least half a million small borrowers at Kenya's biggest lender by customers, Equity , have been locked out of credit by an interest rate cap imposed a year ago, the bank's chief executive said on Thursday.

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