FROM LEFT: Teddy Kimathi, Emilly Nyaruiru and Peter Macharia during an Interview at Standard Centre. [PHOTO: MAXWEL AGWANDA]

Just how did twin brothers from Molo end up moving in with a city teenage girl and knocking her up with none being the wiser as to who the father of the child is?

"I saw him at the church, and I knew he was the one."

That is how Emily Nyaruiru describes how she met Peter Macharia, the first love of her life. The 'thunderbolt' hit her at a Nairobi church where she had gone for an Akorino wedding.

"He was composed, handsome, well dressed, dark, and I just liked how he talked," the 18-year-old, dark-skinned teen told The Nairobian.

Macharia, 24, named after the famous biblical fisherman, Peter, felt the ' thunderbolt' as well.

"When I saw her, I knew she was the one I wanted in my life," he says.

But because God works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform, Peter's phone handset was spoilt and he was instead carrying his twin brother Teddy Kimathi's mobile phone.

"A wedding is a big thing in our church, and I couldn't fail to attend or appear without a phone. It is an opportunity to meet people and make friends because we come from across the country to attend, eat, dine, dance, and worship, during weddings," Macharia says.

Macharia and Nyaruiru exchanged contacts and when he got back home, he handed the phone back to his brother.

But they continued chatting through Kimathi's phone as Macharia was afraid of telling his newfound love that he did not have a phone.

But after some time, Macharia started picking up Nyaruiru's calls and replying to her text messages without revealing his identity.

"He is my brother, and there was no problem. I remember that they even had numerous video calls, and she didn't suspect anything," Macharia says. "Remember, we have the same voice, the same looks, and we act the same way."

But in spite of their combined twin efforts, it took three months before Nyaruiru accepted to go on a coffee date with Macharia.

"I struggled to make her mine. I struggled to win her, and my brother helped because he was on the phone with her most of the time," Macharia says.

He added that most times, Nyaruiru would call and talk to Kimathi, believing that it was him she was talking to as his twin brother had been communicating with her for a long time since he owned the phone.

Three months later, Kimathi talked Nyaruiru into a coffee date and she accepted thinking she was going on a second date with Macharia, the man who had smitten her at a church wedding.

Kimathi asked his twin brother whether it was okay, and whether he could accompany him to the date.

"I could not turn down my twin bro because we share everything. We went dressed in similar attire from head to toe, sending her into shock because she could not pinpoint who it was between us that she had met at the wedding," says Kimathi. "So we told her, chagua mwenye unataka (pick the one who meets your fancy," Kimathi says.

It is not the first time the two brothers have shared a woman and by then, it was obvious that Macharia's twin bro had feelings for Nyaruiru as well.

Picking one of the two proved to be a difficult choice for Nyaruiru, so she rolled with it and found herself getting intimate with both.

"The three of us have been one since. We share one bed in the same house in Umoja, Nairobi and I believe our parents are fine," she says, adding that Macharia is very stubborn while Kimathi is the cool guy in the relationship and that during disagreements, one of them steps in to sort out the problem.

Not surprisingly, the brothers' twin turbo got her pregnant before she could blink. More intriguing is she doesn't know who is responsible for the pregnancy since she sleeps with both of them in one bed.

"Mimba sijui ni ya nani. Tuna share the same bed, kila kitu ni kimoja sasa siwezi jua kama ni ya huyu ama huyu (I don't who is responsible for this pregnancy because we share everything and sleep in one bed)," Nyaruiru says.

Nyaruiru says the three, who are hustlers and out of employment, plan to have more children.

Lawyer Waithera Kinuthia of Waithera Kinuthia and Company Advocates says it is not clear whether the three are in breach of the law.

" Polyandry is foreign to Kenyan law. There is no legal framework to handle it," he said

Their bizarre story follows a recent saga where one Stevo was bedding triplets Cate, Eve and Mary.

"Everything about me comes big, even blessings," Stevo said. "Satisfying the trio is no big deal."