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Detectives visit Charles Ouda’s home to establish cause of his death

By Antynet Ford

Detectives from the homicide department have taken over the probe into the sudden death of actor, director and scriptwriter Charles Ouda. A team from the DCI headquarters visited the scene in Westlands, Nairobi on Monday as part of the investigations into the incident.

The cause of the death is yet to be made public but insiders said they are investigating among other issues possible suicide. The circumstances under which the death happened are among the reasons the homicide team joined the probe.

Insiders said the team talked to those who attended the scene first. They left and promised to be back as the probe went on. An autopsy is planned on the body to establish how he died.

“They want to know what happened.” An officer aware of the incident said. The actor who is renowned for his roles in popular shows like Makutano Junction, Junction Junior, Second Family and Salem seemed ok on the last day he was seen alive.

He was not suffering from any known ailments, according to those who know him. He was last seen alive attending a party held for the casts of Maisha Magic’s ‘Salem Show.’

His family’s statement, issued on behalf of the Ouda’s and Ciru Muriuki, appealed to everyone to respect the privacy of the grieving fiancée and the Ouda family during this difficult time.

“It is with deep sorrow that the family of Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Ouda and Ciru Muriuki inform you of his passing on the night of 3rd February 2024. He was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Charlie was 38 years old.” They said in a statement.

“We appeal to all to give his fiancée Ciru, and the Oudas space to grieve this unfathomable loss. More details will be given in due course.” The statement continued.

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