• The actor had recently wrapped the filming of Salem which he acts alongside Jackie Matubia.
As most of you will have already heard, the country lost one of its greatest talents of stage and screen yesterday with the death of Charles Ouda.
Despite not much being known about how the late great thespian met his demise, we here at Mpasho.co.ke can still celebrate Charles for what made him become a household name in the first place-tha's his acting chops.
So let's take a look below at some of the roles that solidified his name in the acting annals as one of Kenya's best to ever do it.
The First Grader
The First Grader featured Ouda alongside Oliver Litondo and Naomi Harris, portraying the inspiring story of an 84-year-old Kenyan ex-Mau Mau fighter who pursued his dream of learning to read and write by joining a class of six-year-olds.
Charles Ouda, renowned for his compelling performances, took center stage in the acclaimed TV series Makutano Junction, captivating audiences on Citizen TV for many years. He served as the lead in over 12 episodes and contributed as a writer for select installments.
The Know Zone
His affinity for children shone through in The Know Zone, a locally-produced educational series on Citizen TV. This program, airing from January 13, 2009, aimed to enhance children's learning in English, math, and life skills, showcasing Ouda's adept interaction with young minds.
Demonstrating his versatility, Ouda showcased his exceptional hosting skills on Discovery +254, where he co-hosted with actress Sarah Hassan, resulting in the show winning a Kalasha International Award for Best Television Host.
The Higher Learning show brought Kenyan TV excellence to the forefront, featuring six university students in Nairobi navigating life's lessons beyond the classroom. Ouda shared the screen with Melvin Alusa, Sanjiv, Lydia Gitachu, and Joseph Gitau.
In Second Family
In Second Family, Charles Ouda played the role of Pepeta in a captivating storyline where the sudden death of a 57-year-old billionaire, Leo, unveiled family secrets, sparking conflicts for wealth, power, and revenge.
In the recent series Salem, Charles portrayed the captivating character Karani, earning acclaim for his role alongside Jackie Matubia and other notable cast members. Zebra Productions Executive Producer Njoki Muhoho paid tribute to Ouda, hailing him as a hero, role model, and friend.