The University of Nairobi Sports and Games Department, is the oldest and the largest in Kenya. The department dates back to the days of the Royal College of East Africa with 215 students in1956. It then offered the traditional sports of netball, soccer and volleyball.
Today, Sports and Games Department is responsible for provision of recreational and competitive sports for both students and the members of staff in the university. The services in the Department of Sports and Games are a concerted effort of the technical (Games tutors and Coaches) and the administrative staff, as well as the other stakeholders.