In Summary

  • The Kenya acting industry is in mourning following the death of Charles Ouda
  • The Family asks for space to grieve the unfathomable loss, with further details to be provided in due course.

Renowned Kenyan actor Charles Ouda has passed on at the age of 38, six months after his engagement to former BBC Africa presenter Ciru Muriuki.

In an announcement made on behalf of his family and fiancée Ciru Muriuki, it was confirmed that the thespian died on the night of Saturday, February 3, 2024.

Ciru Muriuki
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“It is with deep sorrow that the family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki inform you of his passing on the night of 3rd February 2024. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Charlie was 38 years old,” the statement read.

“We appeal to all to give his fiancée Ciru, and the Oudas space to grieve this unfathomable loss. More details will be given in due course,” the statement continued.

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The family’s statement, issued on behalf of the Oudas and Ciru Muriuki, appeals to everyone to respect the privacy of the grieving fiancée and the Ouda family during this difficult time.

Ciru, former BBC Africa presenter, and Charles had joyously shared their engagement news in September 2023, captivating the hearts of many with their adorable moments.

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Who is Charles Ouda

Charles is known for his role in films like ‘Makutano Junction’, ‘The First Grader’ and ‘Count It Out’

Charlie has also starred in other television shows like The Know Zone Changing Times [KTN], Higher Learning, Changes, Mali [NTV], Second Family, Crime and Justice [Showmax] and Salem [Maisha Magic].

He has received several accolades for his contributions to the film industry. Notably, the esteemed Best Director award at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out, as well as multiple honours from the NYC Indie Film Awards.


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  • Edward kinaro


    It’s very unfortunate to lose such a hero at a younger age

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