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Maureen Waititu urges kindness amid tragic death of actor Charles Ouda

Content creator Maureen Waititu has called for kindness and compassion following the sudden and tragic death of actor Charles Ouda, who passed away on Saturday, February 3, as confirmed by his family.

While expressing her condolences, Waititu highlighted the need for sensitivity during such challenging times.

In a heartfelt tribute on social media, Maureen Waititu, who did not personally know Charles, acknowledged the actor’s contributions to the film industry, spanning from “Makutano Junction” to “Second Family.”

She extended her sympathies to Charles Ouda’s family and friends, noting the disheartening nature of some online reactions to the news.

“It’s so disheartening to see comments from some people who are turning this heart-shattering time into something else. People hide behind keyboards and act like bad things can’t happen to them as they throw painful words to people in the limelight when they know nothing about the situation, as if they are so perfect, negativity mongers,” expressed Waititu.

The content creator recalled a previous incident where a blog triggered harsh comments directed at the deceased actor, adding that there is an urgent need to combat cyberbullying.

Waititu appealed for unity against online attacks and pleaded with bloggers to refrain from sensationalising stories for the sake of clicks.

“Let loved ones mourn this man in peace,” Waititu urged.

Concluding her post with a heartfelt tribute to Charles Oudo, she said, “RIP Charles. May God give Ciru strength and comfort,” referring to the actor’s colleague @cirumuriuki.”

In a separate development, homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters have taken over the investigation into Charles Ouda’s sudden death.

The team visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi on Monday, February 5 to probe the incident.

The cause of death has not been publicly ddisclosd.