• The school further revealed that the late actor had been a dormitory captain during his student days.
St. Mary's School in Nairobi has expressed its condolences for the late Kenyan actor Charles Ouda, also known as 'Charli.'
In a condolence letter shared on social media by Ouda's partner, Ciru Muriuki, the esteemed school conveyed sadness at Ouda's demise, recognizing him as a man with a profound love for acting and the arts.
The school marked its thirteenth anniversary, a period when the late actor was a student.
Even after completing his studies more than two decades ago, he continued to return, inspiring students during school arts events.
"We are saddened to learn about the unexpected death of our former student Charles J. Ouda. We remember Charles as a young boy who joined us in 1990 in Class 1, until 2003 when he completed the IB program," the St. Mary's School letter expressed.
The letter continued, "Charles was a cheerful person who had a great passion for acting and the arts.
He used to come and motivate various artists during the school's music events for many years. May his soul rest in eternal peace. With much compassion."
The school also disclosed that the late actor had served as a dormitory captain during his student days. Additionally, they shared an old motivational quote from Ouda:
"In life, we have two choices. We can lead or follow. Throughout my years at St. Mary's, I was honored to follow the well-laid path for me. In every music, sports, and activity undertaken, I gained a lot from those who led. Now, through life's calls and experiences here, I have learned that I no longer need to follow; my destiny is to lead."
Ouda, a multifaceted talent in acting, writing, directing, TV presenting, voice artistry, and singing, commenced his career in 2002.
His final public appearance was at an event organized for actors of the 'Salem Show' on Maisha Magic, during which he encouraged his friends, noting that "they survived."