Theatre Community Mourns Talented Actor Charles Ouda

The Kenyan theatre scene grieves the sudden passing of celebrated actor Charles Ouda on February 3rd, 2024. He was just 38 years old.

A versatile and accomplished artist, Ouda garnered recognition for his captivating performances and dedication to the craft. His recent roles in “Twende,” “Salem,” and “Crime & Justice” showcased his talent and diverse range. Beyond the stage, Ouda’s contributions extended to the film industry, earning him accolades like Best Director at the 2016 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shoot Out and multiple awards at the NYC Indie Film Awards.

News of Ouda’s passing elicited an outpouring of grief and remembrance from fellow actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts. Tributes acknowledged his passion for the arts, infectious energy, and commitment to mentorship. Many highlighted his recent engagement to former BBC journalist Ciru Muriuki, adding to the profound sadness surrounding his untimely loss.

Respecting the privacy of Ouda’s family and fiancée, a statement released by filmmaker Mkamzee Mwatela called for space for mourning during this difficult time. Details regarding funeral arrangements are expected to be shared in due course.

Charles Ouda’s legacy lives on in the hearts of those he touched and the inspiration he brought to the world of theatre and film. His absence leaves a significant void, but his talent and dedication will continue to resonate within the artistic community and beyond.

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Dennis Elnino

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