Abdiwahab Abdullahi Abdi has been sworn in as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) before Chief Justice Martha Koome at the Supreme Court.

The CJ told him to abide by the constitution while discharging his mandate of setting and reviewing remuneration for state and other public officers.

Koome said the responsibilities vested upon him require that he serves the country to the best of his knowledge and abide by the vows that he took.

"The historical context that informed the constitutional entrenchment of the SRC as a constitutional commission was to ensure that the remuneration and benefits of state officers and public officers can be set in a transparent and fair process," Koome said.

The role of SRC is to ensure the sustainability of the total public compensation wage bill, ensure that the public sector is able to attract and retain skills and talent and reward productivity and performance pursuant to the goals of Article 230 of the Constitution.

The commission's head of the Legal Department, James Sitienei, welcomed Abdi to the commission, saying his presence will strengthen the body as it continues to discharge its mandate.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Abdi.