Charles Ouda, known for his roles in movies like ‘Makutano Junction’ and ‘Twende’, sadly passed away shortly after announcing his engagement to former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki.
Fans across Kenya were mourning the loss of actor Charles Ouda, who had established himself in the acting realm and had recently engaged to former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki. Ouda passed away on February 3, as confirmed by a statement from the family. The statement kindly asked for privacy for both Ouda’s family and his fiancée during this time of grief.
“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 February 3, 2024. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Charlie was 38 years old.
“We appeal to all to give his fiancée Ciru and the Ouda family space to grieve this unfathomable loss. More details will be provided in due course. Once again, we urge everyone to respect the privacy of those involved,” read the statement by filmmaker and writer Mkamzee Mwatela on behalf of the Ouda Family and fiance Ciru Muriuki.
Until his death, Charles Ouda was heavily involved in filmmaking and also paired up with his fiancee to produce a podcast dubbed ‘The Undiscovered Podcast.’
Charles Ouda was not just an actor, he was also a talented film director, scriptwriter, and events manager. His outstanding skills and dedication earned him several prestigious awards, including the Best Director at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out and multiple awards at the NYC Indie Film Awards.
Recent projects featuring Charles Ouda include ‘Twende’, ‘Salem’ and ‘Crime & Justice,’ further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and accomplished artist.
Jackie Matubia mourns onscreen lover Charles Ouda
Actress Jackie Matubia grieves the loss of onscreen lover Charles Ouda and recollects their final moments together before his sudden passing.
Jackie Matubia took to Instagram to express her profound grief, sharing memories of happier times spent with Charles Ouda. In a series of videos from the previous day, they were seen laughing and enjoying each other’s company, oblivious to the tragedy that would soon unfold.
In her posts, Jackie conveyed her disbelief and sorrow at Charles’s sudden departure. She reminisced about his vibrant spirit and zest for life, unable to come to terms with the fact that he was gone.