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Sleep well Charli: Actor Charles Ouda to be cremated at Kariokor

Plans for the final farewell to the late actor, Charles Ouda, have been revealed, indicating that he will be cremated at Kariokor on February 15, 2024.

The update comes from a WhatsApp group dedicated to coordinating burial arrangements, where a detailed schedule of events was shared.

According to the communication, a church service will be held at All Saints Cathedral on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:00 am, followed by the last rites at Kariokor for immediate family members.

Additionally, a fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 5:30 pm, to be held in the Higher Trinity room at All Saints Cathedral.

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On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the cortege will depart from Chiromo Funeral Home for an overnight vigil at the family home.

The late actor’s family expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time, extending appreciation to all who have shown solidarity.

In response to inquiries from Nairobi News regarding the cremation plans, an admin from the WhatsApp group stated, “Thank you for reaching out. All details are being finalised today by the family, and an official announcement will be made tomorrow.”

News of Charles Ouda’s passing was first announced by fellow thespian Mkamzee Mwatela, alongside a statement from Ciru Muriuki and the Ouda family, confirming the heartbreaking loss.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki inform you of his passing on the night of 3rd February 2024.

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He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Charlie was 38 years old. We appeal to all to give his fiancée Ciru, and the Oudas space to grieve this unfathomable loss.

More details will be given in due course. Once again, we urge all to respect the privacy of those involved. A statement issued on behalf of the Oudas and Ciru Muriuki,” the statement read.

Here are some quick facts about Charles Ouda

– Charles Joseph Ouda dedicated over 13 years to the entertainment industry.
– His acting career commenced at the Kenya National Theatre in Eric Wainaina’s “Lwanda, Man of Stone.”
– He performed in numerous musicals, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
– He was actively involved with The Phoenix Players Kenya, playing lead roles and directing plays.
– Charles’ television work included leading roles in successful series like “Better Days,” “Makutano Junction,” and “Groove Theory.”

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– The actor received a Kalasha International Award for Best TV Host in 2015 for his work on “Discovery +254.”
– He expanded his career to New York, completing a 2-year Conservatory at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
– His film credits include “The First Grader,” “Mad,” “Sienna’s Choice,” “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” “Closure,” and “The German King.”
– He worked on diverse projects, from screenwriting for radio dramas to hosting educational shows like “Know Zone.”
– He was a multifaceted artist, excelling as an actor, writer, director, and even as a singer.