Esther Arunga on Monday July 15, 2019 admitted before a court that she lied about knowing of the events that led to her sons death.
She will be sentenced on Thursday.
Meanwhile here’s what you need to know about her life since she became a media darling.
She started off at a local radio station, but was at loggerheads with another popular presenter in the same media house leading to her exit. Their on air drama trended on social media for a bit.
Esther then moved on to KTN, where her cute self caught national attention. Her poise and elegance won her the admiration of Kenyans.
But fate once again wouldn’t let her live her best life. She met up with Joseph Helon, the spiritual leader of the Finger of God.
That was in 2009. She became engaged to Wilson Malaba, a follower, but after a year they called it quits.
She moved to live with Helon and his wife plus others in a Runda home, where their activities sent tongues wagging.
Together with helon and Quincy, the trio formed a political party dubbed the formation of the PlaCenta Party (Platinum Centralizer and Unionist Party) of Kenya.
Yes this also trended, and the outrage was too much.
Esther Arunga resigned from KTN, and drama followed her once again.
Their political activities attracted the attention of police who swiftly arrested them.
Rumors of what transpires in their Runda home also went viral.
She was arrested, and in that whole mix she suit her father and other for wrongful imprisonment and torture. She was released and after married Quincy.
Spiritual leader Helon performed the ceremony, according to her. Is your head spinning yet?
Esther Arunga and her husband then left Kenya for Australia, where they went quiet for a bit.
We later heard she became a lawyer and got citizenship.
Then drama about their marriage and the sad events of their sons death emerged online.
Esther and Quincy were charged with the murder.
She was granted bail. That was in 2014.
She testified that the 3 year old boy died after his father attempted “healing techniques” which included Quincy pressing down on the lad’s stomach and throwing him against a wall.