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Charles Ouda’s family breaks silence in heartwarming tributes

By Winnie Onyando February 11th, 2024 2 min read

The sudden passing of actor Charles Ouda has left his family and loved ones in mourning, as they come together to pay heartfelt tributes to the cherished TV and movie star.

The news of Ouda’s demise was made public through a statement on his Facebook page, penned by his older sister, Elizabeth Ouda, and Charli’s fiancée, Ciru Muriuki, who requested privacy during this difficult time.

In a moving tribute, Elizabeth Ouda expressed profound love for her brother, describing him as not only “the best brother but also a client, neighbour, and best friend”.

Joining in the outpouring of love, Charli’s niece, Kina, expressed deep sorrow at the loss of her beloved uncle.

“From the absolute bottom of my heart, I will love and miss you, Uncle Charlie. you were one of my favourite people, and you always knew how to bring a smile to my face and inspire me in the most beautiful way. Until we meet again,” Kina said.

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Yvette Issar, the actor’s cousin, reminisced about the joy of witnessing his brilliance and fearlessness. She regretted not having the opportunity to spend more time with him.

“I wish I got to tell you how much joy I experienced watching you blossom, radiate brilliance. I wish I got in touch more. I wish I got to hang out, listen to your big plans, see you smile and watch you make a room explode with laughter. Thank you, Charlie, for your fearlessness, your fierceness, your friendship and your love. I am so glad I got to sing with you, and I am so proud of you and always will be. Till soon…”

Sally Awino, another cousin, fondly recalled moments of pride and admiration for Ouda, affectionately referring to him as her favourite cousin. She expressed regret at the missed opportunities to connect more deeply and pledged to cherish the memories they shared, eagerly awaiting the day they would reunite.

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“Sincerely you were my favourite, one of my cherished cousins I couldn’t resist getting proud of, especially bragging about to my buddies, whenever you appeared over the social media platform, I could disrupt the scenario and attract attention to make awareness of your presentation on the running program by shouting ‘That’s my cousin!’,” Sally said.

“I will sincerely miss those moments, till we meet again. With all that, it’s so so sentimental to accept and release you free to relocate to another glorious city. May your soul rest well Charles.”