DANCAN OUMA OBUYA was born in Lambwe Valley, Homa Bay County. He attended Okwach Primary School in Kano, Kisumu County, before joining Otieno Oyoo High School and later Homa Bay School. After completing his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), he joined the Multimedia University of Kenya where he pursued Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance.
Dancan began writing short stories and poems for fun while in the University. City of Cannibals is his first published work.