, NAIROBI Kenya, Sept 11- Former TV presenter Esther Arunga was on Wednesday charged over the death of her son in Australia, barely a week after her husband Quincy Timberlake faced similar charges.
Brisbane Times online reports that Arunga was charged over the death that occurred at Kallangur in Australia in June.
Criminal lawyer Chris Ford, who represented the couple in their separate legal cases, said Arunga intended to fight the charges.
“We’ll be seeking bail as soon as is practicable,” he said.
Timberlake was also charged with murder by an Australian court after the death of their three-year-old son in June this year. His arrest was after primary investigations by police showed that there were ‘significant’ internal injuries.
The family earlier said the boy was playing when he fell and rolled down the staircase in their home.
Arunga was quoted saying she gave the boy painkillers but when he went to sleep he got worse and that is when they called an ambulance.
Efforts to resuscitate the young boy proved futile.
Their son died on June 18.
According to the Courier Mail, Timberlake and Arunga fled to Australia to seek for asylum over what they termed as threats to their lives in Kenya.
The two who founded the Placenta Party were involved in a series of controversies with allegations that they belonged to a cult.
Their asylum was granted after complaints that they had been tortured by police while in custody over charges that were later dropped.