• The former BBC journalist was engaged to the late actor Charles Ouda who passed away on February 3rd 2024.
Angela Wanjiru Muriuki, widely recognized as Ciru Muriuki has been in the news recently after the news that her fiancee Charles Ouda had tragically passed on at the age of 38.
And while her association with the late Ouda is what has got her a lot of attention lately, the media personality has a large body of work that can't be sneezed at.
So let's take a look at this compelling woman below;
Early Life: Ciru Muriuki's journey from the vibrant streets of Bahati and South B in Nairobi to the forefront of Kenyan media reflects resilience, passion, and transformative growth.
Born into a family where her father served as a civil servant, Ciru learned the values of dedication and public service.
Despite facing challenges, including a tumultuous relationship with her mother during her teenage years, Ciru found solace and inspiration in her close bond with her father.
Education: Ciru initially pursued medical studies at the University of Nairobi after graduating from Kianda School but later transitioned to journalism, discovering her true passion in broadcast media.
Career: Her career began at Homeboyz Radio in 2008, where she captivated late-night listeners. Over the years, she made significant contributions to Kiss 100 radio, Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services, and Mediamax Networks, showcasing versatility and storytelling prowess.
Ciru's international impact grew during her tenure at the BBC from 2018 to 2022.
After Media: Ciru Muriuki's departure from the BBC marked a new chapter as she embraced the roles of a millennial mentor and storyteller.
Venturing into influencer work and podcasting with 'The Undiscovered Podcast,' she shared knowledge on art, culture, and music while engaging in thought-provoking conversations.
Personal Life: Engaged to legendary actor Charles Ouda in September 2023, Ciru experienced a profound loss with his passing on February 3, 2024.
She also lost her father to COVID-19 in 2020, describing him as her "anchor" and "best friend."
Beyond professional achievements, Ciru's openness about health challenges, including her battle with endometriosis, highlights her courage and willingness to share vulnerabilities, providing support to many.