The Star (Nairobi)

27 June 2014

Kenya: Esther Arunga and Hubby Questioned By Australian Police

CONTROVERSIAL Kenyan couple of former television anchor Esther Arunga and husband Quincy Timberlake are in the wrong books of the Ausralian police.

According to a video posted online by Australia's Channel 7, Arunga was whisked by the police for questioning over the mysterious death of their three-year-old son, Sinclair Timberlake. The channel also reported about the possible circumstances that led to the boy's death. It said that he was playing outside their Melboune town house with his two-year-old sibling, when he fell down a flight of stairs. His parents assumed the fall was not that serious and took the child to bed after giving him some painkillers.

However, adds the news report, the boy's condition deteriorated and that was when Arunga and hubby Quincy called-in paramedics but it was too late. It also showed images of a condoned-off home of the couple as detectives spent hours looking for evidence that would unravel the shocking death of the young one. At the time of going to press, however, reports had it that the authorities were waiting for the postmortem results before recommending any legal action against the two Kenyan parents. Late last year, before the publicised couple moved to Australia from Dubai, a source told Word Is that the family was struggling to survive as Quincy occasionally worked at a car wash to make ends meet.

The source said: "I don't think the children are in a safe and healthy environment. They do not have enough food to feed the children. They look malnourished and underweight. Quincy doesn't have the money to support the family and as a result, Esther and their two sons are suffering."

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