Former Kenyan rugby star Horace Otieno has joined the United States army.
Otieno, who played for both Kenya Sevens (Shujaa) and Kenya 15s (Simbas) in the international scene, broke the news through his social media pages on Thursday.
"This We'll Defend. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat," he wrote.
The 33-year-old retired from rugby in 2016, having played 123 matches for Kenya in the World Rugby Sevens Series between 2007 and 2014, scoring 215 points from 43 tries.
He was part of the Shujaa team that reached semi-finals at the World Rugby Sevens World Cup in Dubai (2009) and Moscow, Russia (2013).
Otieno started his professional career at Kisumu Rugby Club before moving to the national side Mwamba Rugby Club, where he played until his retirement.
He also worked as a Physical Education and Sports Coach at Peponi and Greensted International Schools.