The server-side wrappers for the Kendo UI widgets are self-initialized. This means that each initialization script is rendered right after the HTML markup of the widget. In such cases, the Kendo UI scripts can be registered at the end of the document while the jQuery script must be registered in the body before the first Kendo UI widget on the document, or in the document head.
I have made a quick research on the moodle renderer and noticed that it forces all script tags at the end of the body of the page. Therefore, in case jQuery is loaded by default with the moodle renderer, you should move the reference to the <head> of the page and make sure that jQuery is referenced only once in the page, otherwise all existing jQuery plugins (including Kendo UI) will be wiped out, thus triggering an error.
Please refer to the following documentation in moodle for using jQuery: