Dennis Itumbi and Samuel Gateri have been charged afresh and this is after the prosecution consolidated their cases months after they were arrested.
They have pleaded not guilty to charges of publishing a false statement contrary to the law.
On or before June 20, they allegedly published a letter dated May 30, 2019 with intent to cause anxiety to the general public peace.
According to Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, the earlier cash bail terms remain.
The case will be heard on November 18.
Dennis Itumbi had been arrested in town on July 2019.
A short video showing a convoy of cars around 680 Hotel believed to belong to police emerged at the time.
In one of the cars, is Dennis Itumbi who is the secretary digital, innovations and diaspora communications and is based at the Deputy President’s office in Harambee Annex.
He was nabbed in town on Kenyatta Avenue.
The video was taken by one of Dennis’ pals who was with him when he was arrested.
This comes after Dennis Itumbi lashed out at the Daily Nation newspaper over an article he alleges indirectly and erroneously links him to an ‘assassination’ letter against Deputy President William Ruto.
The newspaper carried an article on Sunday which said two of Ruto’s aides are being sought by the DCI on suspicion they circulated the letter. It said the two are from the communications department.