To this great man, kudos are due. That sentence wouldn't raise many eyebrows, but kudos is not the plural of kudo. There's no such thing as "a kudo." Kudos is a Greek word (pronounced "KYOO-doss" or "KOO-doss") meaning "praise" or "glory," and you'd no more say "kudos are due" than you'd say "glory are due." Admittedly, kudos is due looks odd. Better to rewrite the sentence.