In the heart of Kenya’s entertainment scene lies a profound loss as the news of Charles Ouda’s passing reverberates through the industry.
Born with a passion for acting, Ouda’s journey began at St Mary’s School in Nairobi, where he honed his skills and left an indelible mark as a house captain before graduating in 2003.
Ouda’s journey transcended the walls of his alma mater, as he ventured into the world of television, captivating audiences with his talent and charisma.
From iconic roles in TV shows like “Makutano Junction,” “Mali,” “Salem,” to “Higher Learning,” Ouda’s versatility as an actor shone brightly, earning him accolades and admiration from fans and peers alike.
Beyond his on-screen presence, Ouda’s impact resonated deeply with those who knew him personally.
Described as a jovial soul with an unwavering passion for his craft, Ouda’s infectious enthusiasm left an enduring impression on all who crossed his path.
His untimely passing on February 3, 2024, has left a void in the hearts of many, yet his legacy remains a testament to the power of storytelling and the profound impact of his artistry.
Fondly remembered for his last speech during Salem TV’s farewell party, Ouda’s words continue to inspire and resonate with his colleagues and fans.
In a touching tribute, BBC journalist Waihiga Mwaura reminisced about their shared school days and reflected on Ouda’s enduring spirit. Mwaura’s sentiments echo the sentiments of many who mourn the loss of a remarkable talent taken too soon.
As we bid farewell to Charles Ouda, let us not mourn his passing, but rather celebrate the legacy he leaves behind.
Through his work, Ouda touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving behind a rich tapestry of memories that will endure for years to come.
In honoring Charles Ouda’s memory, let us strive to carry forward his passion, his dedication, and his unwavering commitment to the craft he loved.