A former Kenyan presidential candidate charged with murdering his three-year-old son in his home north of Brisbane has been remanded in custody.
Police were called to a house of Quincy Zuma Wambitta Timberlake in Kallangur in June following reports a child had fallen down the stairs and was not breathing.
Paramedics tried to revive the boy but he died a short time later.
This morning 34-year-old Timberlake was charged with murder and taken into custody.
The accused will face Brisbane Magistrates Court in December.
While living in Kenya in 2010, Timberlake announced he would run for president under a political party he formed called PlaCenta.
He co-founded the party with his wife, former TV presenter Esther Arunga, and the founder of Kenya's Finger of God church, Joseph Hellon.
Foreign media sources reported that Timberlake was arrested in Kenya for allegedly being a member of an illegal sect.
Timberlake alleged he was granted asylum in Australia to save his life after being arrested and tortured while in custody on charges that were later dropped.