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A cart puller cross a flooded street during heavy rain, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

Several days of heavy rain have left many residents stranded across the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi.

Daily downpours since Sunday have produced widespread street flooding throughout Nairobi. The flooded roadways left many motorist stranded, sometimes for hours, Sunday and Monday.

In addition to causing major traffic problems, flood waters also impacted many residential areas of the city. Many area homes were inundated by flood waters Sunday and Monday, forcing residents to seek shelter elsewhere in the city.

Conditions throughout Nairobi may only get worst over the next few days before they get better.

A persistent ribbon of moisture flowing westward from the Indian Ocean will continue to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms each day through the end of the week and likely even through the weekend. Locally heavy downpours will remain possible with these showers and thunderstorms, likely leading to more flooding across the city in the coming days.

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