The family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki have shared the devastating news of his passing on the night of February 3, 2024. Charles was 38 years old at the time of his untimely death.
The family’s statement, issued on behalf of the Oudas and Ciru Muriuki, appeals to everyone to respect the privacy of the grieving fiancee and the Ouda family at this difficult time.
The statement asks for space to grieve the unfathomable loss, with further details to be provided in due course.
Ciru, a former BBC Africa presenter, and Charles joyfully shared their engagement news in September 2023 and captured the hearts of many with their adorable moments.
Known for his contributions to various film projects such as “Makutano Junction”, “The First Grader” and “Count It Out”, Charles was not only a talented actor but also a prominent film director and screenwriter.
His exceptional talent has earned him numerous awards, including Best Director at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out and multiple awards from the NYC Indie Film Awards.
In June, Ciru launched her podcast, teaming up with Charles as a co-host. The couple’s journey and ventures together became an inspiration to their fans, making Charles’ sudden death all the more devastating.