Kenyan Actor Charles Ouda dies aged 38

Kenyan actor Charles Ouda. | PHOTO: @charlesjouda/Instagram

Summary:

  • The family of renowned Kenyan actor Charles Ouda, better known as ‘Charlie,’ has announced his death at the age of 38. The family issued a joint statement with Charlie’s fiance, former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki, asking Kenyans to respect their privacy as they mourn their loss.

The family of renowned Kenyan actor Charles Ouda, better known as ‘Charlie,’ has announced his death at the age of 38.

The family issued a joint statement with Charlie’s fiance, former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki, asking Kenyans to respect their privacy as they mourn their loss.

According to reports, Charlie, a beloved son, brother, and friend, died on Saturday night, February 3.

“Dear friends and family, it is with great sadness that we share the passing of Charles ‘Charlie’ J.Ouda on the night of February 3, 2024,” the joint statement reads.

“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.”

Charlie is remembered for his appearances on TV shows such as the kid’s show Know Zone, Makutano Junction, Changing Times, Count it Out, and The First Grader.

He was a gifted script writer, show host , event manager, and voice-over artist.

Charlie was also the co-host of the ‘undiscovered podcast’ that he ran alongside his fiancé, Ciru.

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Mimi Nina Lakhani
Mimi Nina Lakhani
I'm Nina, a Kenyan-born Tanzanian. I write about politics, business, investment, oil and gas, and climate. Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya. Daily News Tanzania (Tanzania) | Tuko (Kenya) | Eye Radio (South Sudan) | The Black Examiner (Uganda)