Brief biographical information on journalist Michael Oyier’s family, work, children, and schooling

The media community in Kenya is in mourning following the sudden passing of former KTN News anchor Michael Oyier.

Oyier passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024, while undergoing treatment at a city hospital. It was reported by a family friend that Oyier had collapsed at his residence in Lavington, Nairobi, on Wednesday, April 17, after experiencing severe headaches.


Former KTN Presenter Michael Oyier Dies While Receiving Treatment


Here are some key facts about Michael Oyier:

  • He was the second child in a family of five siblings.
  • Oyier was a father to two daughters from different mothers.
  • After leaving KTN, Oyier pursued a career in public relations and also worked as an MC for various events.
  • He spent nine years as an anchor and presenter at Standard Group before departing in 2012.
  • Subsequently, Oyier transitioned into offering counseling services and eventually became an executive leadership coach until his untimely demise.
  • Oyier was a certified psychologist and held a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from USIU, in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Management from the same institution. He also attended Strathmore Business School.
  • He was actively involved in the church and was affectionately known as a “Church Boy” due to his devout faith.
  • Oyier bravely shared his struggles with depression in a December 2017 episode of Engage Talk.
  • Following the passing of his parents, Oyier was taken in by another family who cared for him.
  • Throughout his career, he worked for notable media outlets including KTN, Radio Africa (Kiss FM), and Nation Media Group.

Michael Oyier’s contribution as a newscaster was highly regarded, and his public persona was well-known. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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