Charles Ouda
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Kenyans were left in shock yesterday upon learning about the untimely passing of the renowned, highly respected, and legendary actor Charles Ouda.

The news was particularly distressing considering his relatively young age of 38 and the poignant moments captured by actress Jackie Matubia at the wrap party for their series Salem.

Fellow celebrities have shared their reactions to this devastating news.


Jackie herself conveyed her sorrow in her Instastories, where she reminisced about the loss, stating, "Just yesterday you were so full of life, Charlie."

She added, "I didn't think today I would be recapping yesterday like this. It's so painful; I just want to sleep and wake up and find you have sent me 20 reels and call me J!"

In a subsequent message, Jackie honestly expressed her emotional state, saying, "Honestly, I'm not okay," accompanied by a video of them seated near each other, making two-finger signs and sharing sheepish smiles.

Other celebrities also shared their condolences:

  • Caroline Mutoko: "Charlie! . Ciru!"
  • Pascal Tokodi: "This one hurts."
  • Nick Mutuma: "Rest well Charlie."
  • Phil Director: "Rest In Peace Charlie, a true GIANT in Talent, this country will miss your Genius 🙏🏾."
  • Sarah Hassan: "To have known Charlie is to have known the epitome of passion💔 Extremely gutted😢 My deepest condolences to the entire Ouda family and Ciru💔 Rest in power Charlie💔🕊️😢."
  • Janet Mbugua: "❤️❤️‍🩹."
  • celestinegachuhi: "❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️."
  • azeezah_h: "The second slide 😭😭💔💔 Gone too soon! May his soul rest in peace 🕊️."
  • cikumuchiri_: "❤️❤️❤️❤️."
  • claudia_naisabwa: "My condolences buggi 🤍🤍."
  • theavieway: "What???"
  • shixkapienga: "Jameni 😰😰."
  • Georgina Njenga: "🥲🥲He was literally my favorite..🕊️."
  • aggie_the_dance_queen: "Nooooo.😢.May he rest in power."