Ciru Muriuki and friends ask netizens to help fundraise for Charlie's burial

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

Ciru Muriuki and the late Charles Ouda

Established media personality and digital content creator Ciru Muriuki alongside friends and colleagues of the late Charles Ouda have released a paybill number asking netizens to help contribute towards Charlie's sendoff.

Through her Instagram page, Ciru shared a poster that detailed the fundraising details of the veteran actor.

Part of the all-black with gold and white details featured a joyful Charlie who has his hand across his forehead in a smack reeling from whatever had made him burst out laughing.

"In loving memory of Charli... Honouring the legacy! Join us in providing a dignified farewell for a cherished legend," the post reads in part.

Digital content creator and actress Foi Wambui alongside script writer, movie producer and director Abel Mutua, and budding actor Kabugi are among the creatives that have shared Charlie's fundraising poster.

On her part, Foi encouraged netizens to contribute whatever they could noting funerals can be super expensive.


"Funerals are hella expensive and we really MUST give Charles a beautiful send-off. Please help the family by sending whatever contribution you can to the paybill number," Foi wrote on her Instagram stories.

She went on to add everything still felt like a lie noting she was struggling really hard to come into terms with the fact that her friend was gone.

Abel while sharing the post said a prayer for Charles trusting the actor would travel well into the after life and rest peacefully.

Friends and fans have been flocking Ciru's post since she put it up sending her words of encouragement and virtual hugs consoling her as she comes into terms with the loss of her fiancé.

The Late Charles Ouda
The Late Charles Ouda

Charles Ouda’s death

Homicide investigators have assumed control of the inquiry into the abrupt demise of actor Charles Ouda.

A team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi on Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident.

Although the cause of death has not been disclosed, insiders suggest that possible suicide is among the factors being explored.

The circumstances surrounding the death have prompted the involvement of the homicide team in the investigation.

The actor, known for his roles in popular shows such as Makutano Junction, Junction Junior, Second Family, and Salem, appeared fine on the last day he was seen alive.

According to acquaintances, he was not suffering from any known illnesses.

He was last seen alive attending a party for the cast of Maisha Magic’s ‘Salem Show.’

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.

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