We give an improved quantitative version of the Kendall theorem. The Kendall theorem states that under mild conditions imposed on a probability distribution on the positive integers (i.e. a probability sequence) one can prove convergence of its renewal sequence. Due to the well-known property (the first entrance last exit decomposition) such results are of interest in the stability theory of time-homogeneous Markov chains. In particular this approach may be used to measure rates of convergence of geometrically ergodic Markov chains and consequently implies estimates on convergence of MCMC estimators.