Commissioner Khanu is a cleric of the Baptist Convention. He holds the Master of Theology (M. Th.) degree of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and a Master of Education (M. Ed) in Guidance and Counselling, Njala University, Sierra Leone. He also holds Post Graduate Diplomas from the Academy of Missions, Hamburg, Germany and the Ecumenical Institute, Geneva.
His illustrious career which spans over 30 years, has taken him to the presidency of both the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone – CCSL (1992-1999) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone - EFSL (2002-2005), the General Secretary of the Baptist Convention in Sierra Leone (1991-1999) and Co-Chairman of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (1997-1999). He has brought to the HRCSL his skills in mediation, having participated in the Lomé Peace negotiations, and an in depth knowledge of the diverse religions in Sierra Leone which are required capacities to foster reconciliation, inter-faith dialogue and co-operation. He was appointed as Commissioner in 2006 and re-appointed in 2011.