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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

Aug 17 2018

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

May 30 2018

Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

NAIROBI A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on "false" information, after bloggers and journalists won a court order blocking rules they said could curtail free expression.

May 28 2018

Kenya charges 54 people in graft investigation, plans to probe banks

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities charged 54 people, mainly civil servants, on Monday in an investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million of public funds, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread.

May 03 2018

Corrupt officials to blame for loss of Kenya’s forest cover: government report

NAIROBI A government taskforce in Kenya has called for the management of the Kenya Forest Service to be sacked and some of its staff investigated for alleged corruption which it said had allowed for illegal logging and significant destruction to forests.

Mar 29 2018

Fault line slices through Kenya's Rift Valley, families flee

MAI MAHIU, Kenya Eliud Njoroge and his wife were inside their house in Kenya's Rift Valley when a crack appeared in the cement floor and started spreading.

Mar 01 2018

Kenya awaits ruling in landmark case to legalize gay sex

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When John Mathenge finished primary school in the early 1990s, he dreamed of becoming a lawyer. But his dreams were shattered when life showed him what being gay in Kenya meant.

Dec 13 2017

Nearly 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

(This December 6th story corrects to say 193 countries signed, not more than 200)

Dec 07 2017

Swearing in unofficial president is 'treason', Kenya attorney general says

NAIROBI Swearing in an alternative president of Kenya would be an act of treason, the country's attorney general said on Thursday, days before an opposition leader expects to be inaugurated by an unofficial people's assembly.

Nov 06 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.

Oct 26 2017

Kenya opposition, ruling party MPs exchange blows at rival news conferences

NAIROBI Legislators from Kenya's ruling party and opposition exchanged blows on Thursday, after polls closed in a controversial repeat presidential election.

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