The Late Charles Ouda
The Late Charles Ouda

The Kenya acting industry is in mourning following the death of Charles Ouda.

The family of Charles 'Charlie' J Ouda and Ciru Muriuki on Sunday announced the passing of Ouda aged 38.

"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," reads the statement.

The family requested for privacy for the bereaved fiancée and Ouda family as they navigate through the challenging period.

They also requested space to mourn the loss, with additional information to be shared in due time.

Ouda, renowned for his noteworthy contributions to diverse film projects such as Makutano Junction, The First Grader, and Count It Out, was not only a gifted actor but also a distinguished film director and scriptwriter.

Charlie has also starred in other television shows like The Know Zone Changing Times (KTN), Higher LearningChangesMali (NTV), Second FamilyCrime and Justice (Showmax) and Salem (Maisha Magic).

His outstanding abilities garnered him numerous accolades, including the prestigious title of Best Director at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out and multiple awards from the NYC Indie Film Awards.

He was engaged to Ciru, the former BBC Africa presenter.

They both had announced their engagement in September 2023, enchanting many with their endearing moments.