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Letter to Charles Ouda from his fellow Makutano Junction TV family

By Winnie Onyando February 15th, 2024 2 min read

The late Charles Ouda, renowned for his portrayal of Philip (PP) in the beloved TV series Makutano Junction, is being laid to rest today at Kariakor Cemetary after a funeral service in All Saints Cathedral.

Affectionately referred to as Charli, Ouda passed away on February 3, as confirmed by his older sister Elizabeth Ouda and fiancée Ciru Muriuki.

During the funeral service, touching eulogies were delivered, including a heartfelt tribute from his fellow cast and crew of Makutano Junction. In their message, they reminisced about Ouda’s remarkable talent and multifaceted abilities.

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“Charles Ouda, who played the role of Philip Baraka popularly known to us as PP, joined the Mediae Cast for the production of the award-winning Makutano Junction in 2003,” the letter reads. “His versatility and adaptation to the character quickly earned him a place among the A-list actors of Makutano Junction at the tender age of 19.”

The letter continued to praise Ouda’s versatility in portraying various roles within the show, from a village youth to a youth leader, showcasing his talent and commitment. It also highlighted his involvement in scriptwriting and his contributions to other Mediae productions, such as Know Zone, where his affable nature and character endeared him to audiences.

“When Know Zone, another Mediae Production for the school children show was started Charli was already fit for the role of a presenter, in fact, many believed the role was tailor-made for him so he became an automatic choice as a presenter. His likeable character and nature made the program achieve its objective with remarkable success,” the letter read.

Reflecting on Ouda’s character, the letter emphasised his humility, respectfulness, and willingness to assist others, leaving an indelible mark on those who knew him.

“While you were part of the Mediae family, you were always on a mission to make our projects successful,” the letter states. “You leave behind a legacy of dedication and commitment to the growth of the industry that will always be in the present tense.”

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The letter concluded with a moving farewell to Charli, acknowledging the profound impact he had on both the industry and the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

“As Charlie sort to understand his character and always delivers his lines with a twist, little did we know the storytelling and writing bug had already bit this young boy who was only in his early 20s and in no time Charlie joined the Makutano Junction script-writing team. He was never disappointed. It was always refreshing to see a well-brought-up young man who always gave up his seat to an older person. Charles Ouda was always a bridge between generations at the Makutano Junction village. He mingled well with the elderly and also the very young.”