When initializing Kendo widgets with MVVM, you should avoid using the kendo methods to avoid other widgets in the same container. Doing so may result in an improper interpretation of the context (what could be observed in this case too). Having that said, I would recommend you to remove the following:
And initialize the Wizard with MVVM:
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