Ciru Muriuki discusses her romantic relationship with her late fiancé, Charles Ouda

Ciru Muriuki, the fiancée of the late actor Charles ‘Charli’ Ouda, shared heartfelt reflections on their cherished moments during a memorial vigil at the Baraza Media Lab on February 14. Addressing the sombre gathering, Ciru began her speech by acknowledging Charli’s spirit and expressing her intention to honor him through her words.

She painted a vivid picture of their routine evenings, filled with homemade sandwiches, cocktails, and the shared guilty pleasure of watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Ciru fondly recounted their moments together, hoping to make Charli proud.

Standing before the audience, Ciru described Charli as a true artist who appreciated every form of art. She spoke passionately about his influence, highlighting his visionary approach to life, childlike wonder, and commitment to fostering a culture of learning and exploration.

Reflecting on their love story that began over two decades ago at St Mary’s School, Ciru expressed surprise at the unexpected turn of events that led to Charli proposing to her. Their friendship, forged after Charli’s return from New York, blossomed into a deep and undeniable love.

With tears in her eyes, Ciru recounted the night of Charli’s proposal, expressing gratitude for the unique and profound love he showed her. She thanked him for his kindness, describing him as the epitome of a true gentleman.

In a heartfelt farewell, Ciru pledged to cherish the memories until they were reunited, expressing the privilege of having loved and been loved by Charli. With trembling words and tear-stained cheeks, she concluded her tribute, vowing to miss him until they meet again.

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